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HUGE RAINFALL HEADED TO EASTERN PA: EFFECTS ON FISHING?

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Hey Fellas: We have recieved less than an inch of rain the last month and a half. The lake I fish is 4 ft low, and many ponds are critically low not to mention the rivers.

This Sat we are expecting 2 inches of rain followed by Hannah on Tues with projected rainfall around 5 inches.

Fishing has been pretty good in the lakes as the fish are concentrated deep in the channel, as most of the fellas are beating the shores.

Any way what can be expected from such a rainfall. I would imagine the lake temps to drop, O2 go up and the water  levels to  rise rapidly. How soon after the storm will the fishing improve, and what to be expected by this weather?

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It's coming here when it leaves you.  I'm doubling up on anchors, drift socks, packing extra food, batteries, lights, clothes, 8 ft rods and 16 inch baits........... telling mom I love her and going for broke.

Will report back when it's over (Hopefully :) )

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Sorry Kent I din't explain that totally correct; Hannah is packing winds not typically found here I am expecting the wind on those lakes to whitecap and churn the water , increasing the disssolved )2 as the storm passes.

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I deleted my original post after looking through a variety of articles on dissolved oxygen in rain water. I thought there was very little or none, but that does not appear to be the case. Maybe someone else will comment on this.

Anyhow, it has been my experience that fishing, especially on small bodies of water, sucks after a hard rain.

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Thaks Fellas; RW, most of what I fish is either the Chunk, or several smaller ponds, the timeber thing is not happening there

 On the rivers; Susqy,Lehigh and the Little Scukill this timder thing is worth a shot.

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I deleted my original post after looking through a variety of articles on dissolved oxygen in rain water. I thought there was very little or none, but that does not appear to be the case. Maybe someone else will comment on this.

Anyhow, it has been my experience that fishing, especially on small bodies of water, sucks after a hard rain.

:(

I always looked at is aeration.  Our lake can light up after a rain storm.  I'm not sure if it's classed as small, but probably compared to the stuff you guys have.  Lake X is 220 acres.  It could also have to do with the fact that because I have confidence during this window, I am often on the water during it ;)  

"You catch on what you throw, you catch when you get up and go."

Wow,....I think I just made a quot-able,lol.   :D

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Fishing here went nuts last week after the storm.  Over a hundred fish a day by several guys who could get on the water.  I was not one of them.....

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We get it on Saturday, so I'm heading out first thing Sunday.  Fishing the river here is the same it seems, fish only in the main channel with eveyone else hitting the shore lines and giving me odd  :o looks fishing 8-12 ft deep in the middle.  Its paid off until the big boys come out with there bigger boats and wake me to death.

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