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I was wondering if the fish will be biting after a rain?  

The rain just breezed through the area and I was planning on going out this evening.  

Okrod

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Fishing After the rain has always been a productive time to fish for me in ponds and small lakes. But fish during the rain has been the best for me.

It also really depends on the amount of rain you really got too! On a hard rain it takes a while to find the fish after the rain.

On a slow rain it is a lot more productive.

Before the rain it is a lot of fun to  fishing can be at its peak during this time!!

Good Luck to You!!!!!!!! ;)

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If you want fish after the rain, go to Burke. I never do well there, but right before and or after a good front moves through that place surprisngly can be killer (now more so since the sun will be going down soon). I normally have a lot of success fishing plastics on the outside edge of the cove to the left of the launch ramp right where the deeper water starts. Curly tailed worms have been good producers when I do this.

Rain can kick start a feeding frenzy just like a bit of wind. However, it can kill a lake that has been productive for a while too.

Normally this is also a good time to take a look at the top of the water and keep your eyes open for any feeding activity, the water is normally much calmer unless the front brought winds with it. It is a perfect time to really take notice of whats going on and take advantage of stuff like that. Spinners are good for this as well as quick working jerk baits (especially if the rain was a cooler one).

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Thanks guys,  

I was in Burke and I hit three keepers about 1lb and a couple dinks.  Not bad for a couple hours, but a hawg would have settled the issue.  ::)  Used a shallow crank bait and a watermelon senko.  

I was skipping under a tree and got a big bite that took have my tube, but on the next cast I landed a snapping turtle.  It took the hook, but I don't think I wanted to try to retrieve it anyway.

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lot of turtles out when I was fishing last week.

Rich, have you had any luck at other bodies of water?

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i went out right after the rain let up, like to the minute with a jig and a flippin stick, i caught two in 20 minutes where only few people can get a lure into flawlessly, a foot off the bank flippin' my jig through brush and whatever other junk i could find, the water was dirty as ever but they smacked the hell out of the jig, i missed 3 more as I was fishing in bushes and on my knees under overhangs with a 7'3" rod which limits your hookset, i was happy though, got a nice 3lber that way...

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I did the same when were we out last weekend...squatting under the bushes trying to flip into overhangs...Andrew laughed at me =(

I had no idea how I was gonna set the hook anyways, lol

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I've been consistently catching everything up 2 lbs.  I've only had one zero day a couple weeks ago at a pond I call it the frog pond, because I caught three frogs and no fish.  

I can't seem to land the larger fish over 2 lbs although I am trying deep cover as much as possible.  I know were you guys are praying on your knees.  I was there yesterday, but reluctant to dig in. I know that's were they're buried because it's the only real deep brush on the lake.   My rule has been generally, if you can't pull them out, don't put in.  But that's not landing me the big ones.  The brush looks so much more accessible by boat.

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i've found my bigger fish in the shallowest water possible under all the over hangs, pitching and skipping is clutch, if i don't have to pull the motor up i'm not shallow enough, you should have seen me yesterday, people walking by me like What the F is he doing? ::) ;D

bigger baits too Rich, the water i'm fishing is DIRTY so i was using a 1/2 oz black and blue evolution jig with Rage tail chunks and craws for trailers...

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I had same success with this technique at Lake Accotink and it's sparked a new found interest for this body of water.  Lots of over hangs there, so i'll be skipping my butt over there in the next few weeks. ;D

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Rain can kick start a feeding frenzy just like a bit of wind.  However, it can kill a lake that has been productive for a while too.  

          What? Your talking in circles.

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In other words:

If a lake has been productive for a couple of days it can all of a sudden go dead when a rain and or front moves through.

If the bass aren't biting well on a particular body of water you've been fishing for a while, sometimes the rain and or front pushing through (during the actual rain) can turn the bite on for a brief period of time.

It can go either way. So in other words, why not give a lake a try during the rain to check and see if the later is not true?

Sorry if the first post was not clear.

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I love it, I always do good,especially before a storm, but usually when its a slow steady rain, it rains really hard it seems to mess them up. the problem down here is the lightning that comes with the summer rain. My home Lake is in the lighting belt of the state that has the worst lighting in the world. So I'm basically fishing in the worlds worst lighting area.

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