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Just wonderin what is yalls go-to bait when it is steadly raining or lightly raining? And where would you look to find your fish at on a lake when it is raining??

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I really don't have a go-to for rain.  The fish will usually be shallower and not so tight to cover because it is cloudy, and the rain can add oxygen to the water and make the fish more active.  

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Jerkbait and a shallow crank are my lures, and i do think that they beome a little more active during a rain.

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I love to try topwaters in a light rain.

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Went out today, just as I got there, pouring rain for a 1/2 hr.went back to the car to wait it out. Went back out and started with a Zara Puppy.got 3 pickerels and 2 bass 1 1/2 ponders, Lots of hits but I think they were trying to smack it away. I was casting with the wind to the windward shore,walking it up the shore line.Windy and wet but it was great. I didn't take the puppy off the whole time, about 3 hours. Topwater is the best.

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I agree that fish are more active in a rain, especially during the summer. I fish a buzzbait, spinnerbait, or a pop'r in a light rain. If it's raining hard, I stay at the house.  I look for the fish in shallow flats next to creek channels or around structure or over hanging limbs next to the bank.

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 I don't have a go-to bait when it starts to rain. I just start fishing faster with a more erratic retrieve.

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We fished 2 tournaments this weekend and Saturday it was 37 degrees with sleet and 20-25 mph winds and Sunday it was 32 degrees with 25 mph winds and snow. Threw a "Salty Sling" (sinko look alike) with a split shot and a centipede. What a cold front. It was 75-80 degrees last week. Believe it or not, the fish were still shallow and just on the outside of the pads. Took 2nd and 4th so won't complain I guess, but is my boat ever trashed and soaked. lol...

Hook 'em hard,

Snag

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Yeah I hate these dern cold fronts man....i'm ready to go to my local reservoir and tear em' up...but man I want it to be decent at least a cloud or two instead it's either raining or a cold front or I have to work....lol

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Saturday morning was cold, wet and windy. Killed 'em on a white Slug-Go, but that's what I planned to use regardless. I don't have a go-to lure for rain. I can't remember any trip where the rain itself has had any impact on the fishing. Aren't  the fish already wet?

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I have noticed a lot of changes in how active the fish are when it rains. A lot of times rain brings in a cold front which can effect the activity level of the fish. I often find fishing in the rain a struggle, but there were instances where it was actually better than days where it was dry.

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Aren't the fish already wet?

LOL yeah they are but I was just wording if yall threw a certain lure in the rain.... thanks for yall input on this :)

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In that case, I usually texas rig a red ribbon tailed worm and fish it as slow as possible. However this usually results in you being thuroughly drenched. But I do find that a red worm catches me a lot of fish during the cold weather and during the rain.

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Okay, what I meant to say is that I don't find any noticable change in fish behavior when it is raining. Whatever I'm using, I will continue to use. Now backing up a little, the fact that it's overcast might affect your lure selection, wind might influence where you fish and how you position the boat. The possibility of lightening associated with the storm might create a whole different outlook on the outing. But given the impending weather conditions, I don't think the rain itself makes much difference.

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I believe fishing in the rain can be as productive or better than when it's clear.  If it starts to rain heavily with no lightening, I never head to the car. I've had some of the biggest hits and caught most of my bigger fish during the rain.  Depending on the season I will use a 4" worm or a shallow shad rap fished within 6 ft. of a bank in shallower water. If it's raining, I'm fishing! ;)

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I did notice that the minnows that I had liveing in a tank , outside this winter always came to the surface durring a lite rain. And they were kept fed and aerated. What that has to do with anything meaningful I don't really know. I do think that I do get a few more strikes when it starts to rain.  It may just be that the sky darkens more.

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I really don't have a go-to for rain. The fish will usually be shallower and not so tight to cover because it is cloudy, and the rain can add oxygen to the water and make the fish more active.

from what i understand rain takes oxygen from the water because of the acid in the rain in turn this makes the fish less active. i could be wrong though.

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Lol, it doesn't rain underwater  ;D. no, but I use anything that I have in my tackle box really. I like to burn spinner baits, and crank baits. Works great. I actually have gotten some by using a weightless Texas rig with a morning dawn. Fun fun!

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Rain has always brought me the best fishing.

I use worms or flukes.

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I looked at old fishing logs to find my best days on the water with the most fish were when the rain was coming in and after it started raining also. I am in my Frog Togs just waiting for bad weather and another great day on the water.

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