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Going fishing today but a thunderstorm hit most of Texas throughout the early morning hours, and it happens to be a day before the new moon, if that's helps. Where do bass go after a thunderstorm?what types of bait are better to use (topwater, jigs, texas rigs, swimbaits)? what colors should I be using? Would a pond be better than going to the local resovoir?

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Who said they left?  😉

 

Frontal conditions effect deeper water bass less than shallow water bass.

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27 minutes ago, Bankfisher22 said:

Going fishing today but a thunderstorm hit most of Texas throughout the early morning hours, and it happens to be a day before the new moon, if that's helps. Where do bass go after a thunderstorm?what types of bait are better to use (topwater, jigs, texas rigs, swimbaits)? what colors should I be using? Would a pond be better than going to the local resovoir?

 

 Either Deeper water or tight to cover

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Unless the body of water rises quite a lot owing to what falls directly into it, this, and watershed and river sources, there's not much effect. An inch of rain doesn't change conditions much.

 

If water has risen quite a lot, fish tend to give up their former favorite spots looking for a better situation owing to new water levels. If they favor 3 feet of water tight to cover, for example, that might be in a different place after a bunch of water spreads the lake out. 

 

Almost always, high winds and rains "stir" the water up, certainly water draining down into the lake and especially coming in from rivers/creeks will do this, so the water will be less clear until it settles out again. The general thought here is murkier water means you need to use colors that are more easily seen (black is often recommended), use presentations where fish can hear or feel it like a spinnerbait.

 

My general take is fish in ponds seem to always be super hungry, rain or no rain. 

 

Brad

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45 minutes ago, RHuff said:

 

 Either Deeper water or tight to cover

 

Or both  😉

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4 hours ago, Catt said:

 

Or both  😉

Your right lol 

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6 hours ago, Bankfisher22 said:

Where do bass go after a thunderstorm?

Hiding behind their beds?

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To the bar...

 

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They go to anywhere there is current from the rain.  In ambush mode they will take advantage of easy targets. 

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11 hours ago, Brad Reid said:

use presentations where fish can hear or feel it like a spinnerbait.

   ^^^^ this ^^^^    Muddy water today. Levels receding from extreme highs. Single Colorado "thumper"  worked.   jj

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Bass go where ever they wanna go 😉

 

How severe was the thunderstorm?

 

How long did the thunderstorm last?

 

How much runoff?

 

How big is the reservoir?

 

How big is the pond?

 

Lot of things to consider!

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Where I fish they come here:

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