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Hurricane, Hight, Low, Pressure fishing

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Guys, I fish when I can, period.

That said, I see hurricanes on the horizon and wonder what extremes swings  in high and low pressure does to fishing.

Are there predictable patterns with extreme weather and rapid swings.

I figure my brothers down south may have some first hand anecdotal thoughs

Enjoy the day

 

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First consideration is on what side of the storm your located!

 

Second consideration intensity of the storm!

 

Third consideration how close to my back yard is the storm.

 

I've been known to fish during tropical depressions & on one occasion a category 1 Hurricane.

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@Catt I am usually on the front west in the band's and usually is a depressionnas it exits east.  High wind and rain is usually what we get, but the animals sence these changes before we do.  In New England these usually hit in Aug, but see a few possibilities forming now..

Any insight is appreciated 

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From my experience, one to three days prior to, and if conditions allow, the day of the storm fish best (until the storm actually hits). Sometimes the pressure drop leading up to a big storm can occur over several days. You may see a drop in pressure, and then it levels out for the day. Then the next day it may drop again, and so on... Those couple of days can be pretty epic. Post-storm fishing is usually tough though. Typically high, dirty water, and usually water temps have cooled considerably, in addition to high pressure and a cold front. But the nice thing is that you will probably have the whole lake to yourself.

 

Like you, I fish when I can, not always when I should. I've beat the water to death more than I'd like to admit while fishing post-storm conditions. It's still nice to get out, but it can also sharpen your skills. You start finding fish in funny places, and sometimes catching fish on baits you don't normally fish, which helps build confidence in those baits. Like I said, this is my experience. I'm sure someone will chime in with some legitimate scientific facts.  

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Down on the Gulf coast we deal with daily thunderstorms that have the same intensity of a tropical depression or storm.

 

Right now we've had 2 or 3 of these storms daily for the past week & they'll continue for 3 or 4 more days.

 

We're accustom to it, the bass are accustom to it, so it aint no big deal.

 

In your neck of the woods it changes everything!

 

I'm more concerned with wind & lighting than I am with barometric pressure.

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hurricane........very very low pressure.

 

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I live on the East Coast of Florida in Palatka. It seems to rain everyday like on the West Coast. Sometimes 6inches in 30 min. I think I see catfish bouncing of my wind shield. It doesn’t seem to bother the bass. Does muddy the water. I then fish drop offs. Irma did kill the eel grass in the St. John’s around Palatka and some in the lower part of the river.

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