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Why does the rain help?

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When i can't get out on the water during the week i will run over to the local state park and fish the small pond. I noticed, especially this fall and winter, that when I am fishing right before and during a rain, that I seem to get alot more action. Why do they seem to feed more during this time? Any thoughts would be helpful! Thanx!

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I heard a couple reasons that might be why.

1. The rain knocks small insects in the water.

2. The rain adds more oxygen to the water.

3. raises water levels.

I have a nice section of river i fish year round after it rains. The thing is I'm fishing where their is a drain pipe coming in. The other day I was using a small chartruese tube with a 16 bullet weight catching just about every species available.Anyway to make along story short I thought i was hung up on a rock so reeled the tip of the rod down to what I thought was a a snag and then it took off. Loose drag and 4lb test are to blame.

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The rain is one of the best times to catch big bass because it camoflauges the fisherman. The surface is choppy so they cant see you and they cant hear you. the light is reflecting from all diferent angles so they dont get a real good look at your lures.

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If you have a barometric gauge at home, take a look at just before  you go fishing.  When a rainstorm is to approach the barometric pressure starts to drop.

This pressure dropped can be very subtle or drop very rapidly, indicating a very strong storm is approaching, in either case.  It puts bass, another game fish on the feed.

As the rains washed down the banks into the water.  It brings nutrients into the lake, which causes the bait fish to get active, which in turns gets a bass active.

Most of the feeding activity is short as a front passes through, the pressures go to climb, and bass goes back to their norm.

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Drain pipes , if you find running water fish it those drains usually always have more oxygen and more nutrients and more bait  so more bass. as well alot of times its cooler water then what there living in

well said on why they bite better prefront

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Good answer trivib!! Like you said, the bite is typically short, but it gives you the opportunity for some seriously fast fishing action.

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Those replies just about cover it. A significant rain washing nutrients, forage and oxygen into a possibly stagnant lake seriously depleted of all those essentials. It can correct extreme clear water visibility by coloring the water.

I'd only add that while a light rain adds high DO to the water's surface, it creates a playfulness among baitfish and bass alike, resulting in a bass feeding frenzy. The surface is dimpled to hide us from the fish moreso than wind rippled water or under clouds alone. However, once rolling thunder sets in for about an hour or more the fishing dies.

Jim

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