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I read the article about fishin and thunderstorms and I have had my share of those.  As a younger fisherman, alot of older men tell me that fishing after a summer shower or a slow soaker (no thunderstorm) is not good fishing beacuse of all the stuff (food and such) washed in the lake.  I have fished several times after the slow rains and have cought a few but the quality and quanity is much less.  Should I not bother and wait til the next day to go?  And do fish "turn off" after the rain or do they move somewhere else?  Thanks!

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As a rule, I ahve much better luck just prior to and during a rain than after.  Bass, however, don't follow rules so you never know.  I would suggest you go both days  :)

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I think alot of times if you can find water running into a lake that will create fresh oxygen which in turn will attract baitfish, which attracts bass.  JMO.   :-/

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I have had some real good results with weedless t rigged floating worms after the rain My logic being that they might be feeding on worms wahing in with the runoff I look for run offs and fish weedy or rocky areas close to it I usually ue 6 in Mann Jelly worms in motor oil and have had some really good sucess doing this

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I have normally found approaching weather systems to be better fishing than after frontal passage. When you look into the sky and see jets leaving contrails (looks like smoke) GO FISHING!!! There is sound weather doctrine on this that I will not bore you with but moisture is moving in normally within 24-36 hrs. But of course fish when you can, some days are just more productive than others.

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I prefer to fish before a front or storm system comes through, but you have to go fishing every time you get the chance don't pass up the experience just because you don't THINK you'll catch anything.  :)

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I have had some real good results with weedless t rigged floating worms after the rain My logic being that they might be feeding on worms wahing in with the runoff I look for run offs and fish weedy or rocky areas close to it I usually ue 6 in Mann Jelly worms in motor oil and have had some really good sucess doing this

I agree with the thinking here, and have had some success.  That's not to say I haven't had BETTER luck before the storm is over, but when the rain does stop, it doesn't mean the fishing has to.

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Living in Florida you have to fish after the rain. Come summer time that's all it does is rain every day. If I didn't fish after the rain I would never fish from May-October. I don't know how it is in other states but in Florida if you wait for a day of no rain you can forget about it come the summer.

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To answer your question yes they do bite and sometimes better than before the rain. In the summertime the rain will cool down the water in a hurry and will turn on the fish. If you get a lot of rain the fish will move super shallow and make them easy to catch. The dark sky turns on the spinnerbait, topwater, and swimming jig bite. I had a second place finish in a tournament last year and most of my fish hit after the rain on a jig.  

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Some of my best days ever have consisted of fishing just after (like immediately after) a summer rain. One of the biggest bass I ever had on hook - and lost >:( - was in such conditions. I'm not talking about cold fronts here (for which I've had the complete opposite experience), just your basic summer sprinkle. I would definitely not let a little rain discourage you.

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I have had some luck fishing during light sprinkles with really shallow fished flukes. Almost on top but not quite. It was really cool watching my bait dart and then a large wake a couple yards behind just engulf it. You really have to control yourself and wait a little to set the hook. I would set the hook as soon as i saw the wake engulf the bait and miss the fish.

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I fish before the front hits, during the rain and after the rain. I mainly fish from shore and i have hit this feeding frenzy a few times during this situation with fishing fronts. My first time we caught so many bass i lost count it was doubles after doubles of smaller bass while we were fishing in a swamp thats dammed up. This was about two hours before the rain hit in the evening before dark. On my second try at this it was inbetween the rain storms the bigger bass came in we caught 2's, 3's, 4's and 5's pounders from shore and the biggest crappie I have ever seen it was the size of a 5 gallon bucket lid this was in the early evening around 6pm. My third time hitting this frenzy i was fishing during a warm drizzle rain. I landed 19 bass on that trip and i never caught so many bass there before. I did get some weird colored big sunfish too they were a pink & white color too. This was during the midday from 11am to 2pm. I'm not sure if i'm timing this front with the full moon or not but they sure turn on at a certain time during the front. The fishing is awesome and unbelievable and it can happen at anytime before and during the rain. After the rain it depends on how big the body of water is wether the fishing is good or not. I have a few places that shut down after the rain because of a high PH factor because of the bacteria the rain stirrs up when the water comes rushing into the place from the stream that feeds it. I would like to nail down exactly what causes this frenzy but i just can't seem to get a handle on when to predict when its going to happen. Its well worth going just to catch this awesome fishing even if i get wet i go anyway and i just take extra clothes with me besides rain gear too.  I have seen this frenzy last from a few hours to as little as 30 minutes too.

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I fish before the front hits, during the rain and after the rain. I mainly fish from shore and i have hit this feeding frenzy a few times during this situation with fishing fronts. My first time we caught so many bass i lost count it was doubles after doubles of smaller bass while we were fishing in a swamp thats dammed up. This was about two hours before the rain hit in the evening before dark. On my second try at this it was inbetween the rain storms the bigger bass came in we caught 2's, 3's, 4's and 5's pounders from shore and the biggest crappie I have ever seen it was the size of a 5 gallon bucket lid this was in the early evening around 6pm. My third time hitting this frenzy i was fishing during a warm drizzle rain. I landed 19 bass on that trip and i never caught so many bass there before. I did get some weird colored big sunfish too they were a pink & white color too. This was during the midday from 11am to 2pm. I'm not sure if i'm timing this front with the full moon or not but they sure turn on at a certain time during the front. The fishing is awesome and unbelievable and it can happen at anytime before and during the rain. After the rain it depends on how big the body of water is wether the fishing is good or not. I have a few places that shut down after the rain because of a high PH factor because of the bacteria the rain stirrs up when the water comes rushing into the place from the stream that feeds it. I would like to nail down exactly what causes this frenzy but i just can't seem to get a handle on when to predict when its going to happen. Its well worth going just to catch this awesome fishing even if i get wet i go anyway and i just take extra clothes with me besides rain gear too. I have seen this frenzy last from a few hours to as little as 30 minutes too.

BTW; I don't fish during thunder and lighting i have had too many close calls. I'm to the point i can feel it right before it strikes near me. I can feel it winding up as it crackles, i know its comming and then the full power of the strike happens.  I get goose bumps just saying this.

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