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Tips for after rain fishing?

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Latley here in my part of michigan, we've been getting a lot of rain from, the remnants of the hurricanes. i don't know how much rain but it is a lot more than usually, a good 2 days straight of steady rain.

What are some of the things i should look for tuesday when it is supposed to stop raining?

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Do you have to wait till Tues?  Go now if you can.  That's my suggestion..............get out there.  Whenever, however.

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ya ima try to get out tomorrow if i dont have too much homework. the wwater rose like 1 foot or more i think.

i visited stoney creek today, the water there rose about 3 feet  and is extremely murky i caught two pikes by the first dam right off the weed lines. one with a blue and black pork & jig and the other with the rage tail shad. sadly i had no bas today  :(

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ya ima try to get out tomorrow if i dont have too much homework. the wwater rose like 1 foot or more i think.

i visited stoney creek today, the water there rose about 3 feet and is extremely murky i caught two pikes by the first dam right off the weed lines. one with a blue and black pork & jig and the other with the rage tail shad. sadly i had no bas today :(

Newburgh lake, 1 pike & 2 bass off mepps black fury.Water conditions and water level was the same as jacob.

IMO it was an awesome time to be out there.Best it's been since all summer.

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oh andrew uh i think i met you at metro beach this summer i was one of the asian kids that helped you with that gut hooked bass? we should get some of the local guys to have a fall meet or something....well i think this is the wrong section to be talking about that haha i'll make a new thread in the Northeast section.

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Andrew,

To answer your question....

Yes, go out and fish, but don't be surprised if you get skunked.

When you get a heavy rain, this is what can happen.

1.  Bass will feed before the front moves through and then just ride out the storm.

2. After the storm, the water is stained. Sometimes it is muddy.  So adjust your baits accordingly for being "hard to see but easy to hear" when fishing.  Use some JJ's Magic or Spike-It chartreuse to give your plastics a touch of yellow. Use pink and white plastics, too.  Lemon Senkos may work, too.

You may have to wait for up to three days for the water to clear, too.

Put your bait in the water and let it sink. When it disappears check out the depth.  Multiply that depth by three. That is the distance the fish can see in the water. Sometimes it is four.  In clear water it is even more distance.  So remember that you have to attract the bass towards your bait and the bass have to decide to bite it or move on as they see it.

3.  Go with a rattling or big wobble crank bait so the bass can horn into the vibrations and sound. Remember, in stained or muddy water the bass can only see so far so they need to hear and feel the baits to move towards them and then they have to decide to eat them or forget them.

4. Fish the bank either by throwing to the bank and back to the boat or parallel to the bank.  The bass will now be leaving their deep water refuge and looking for a nice snack, like Chicken Tenders from McDonalds.

Fan-cast each area you fish.  Make six or seven or more casts all over the place going from left to right and then back from right to left.  Drop your bait into any cover you find, like a fallen tree or brush.  If you are concerend with snags then use weedless hooks.

5.  Finesse fishing may work but go with your Senkos, first.  A 4-inch variety may work better than the larger 5-inch variety. And throw greenpumpkin with black flake or a dark color if the water is stained or muddy.

A wiggly finesse worm, like the *** worms, will do great. Fish them Texas or Drop Shot or if there is not much slop on the bottom, Split-Shot. You can try Shaky Head, too.  Your goal is to attract the fish to your bait in any way you can, short of dynamite.

6.  Throw a pink or white trick worm, weightless with a 2/0 or 3/0 straight shank hook.  If you have grass (luck you) use a weedless hook.

7.  Try a buzzbait or a Chatterbait, too.

8. Go out early in AM, like before school or late in PM after you do your homework, and throw topwaters. A buzzbait can be deadly in the early AM and late PM.

9. If all fails, go home and do some more homework.  ;D   ;D   ;D

Good luck and go out today and give it a try and let us know how you do. Or how you don't do!  ;)

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One of the few time I fish related to the shore' I like to throw t-rigged weightless worms. I look for run off spots enetering the lake and throw near or in front of them. If these spots are on an area of submerged grass,rocks or weeds all the better. I like this b/c I have had sucess this way, I think the fish start to feed off worms etc.. getting washed in from the storm. I have had continued success fishing this way 8-)

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One of the few time I fish related to the shore' I like to throw t-rigged weightless worms. I look for run off spots enetering the lake and throw near or in front of them. If these spots are on an area of submerged grass,rocks or weeds all the better. I like this b/c I have had sucess this way, I think the fish start to feed off worms etc.. getting washed in from the storm. I have had continued success fishing this way 8-)

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in the run-off areas...ditches, gullies, pipes, etc.....weightless trick worms tex rigged will usually do the job....if water is muddy,  you

may have to use a spinnerbait.....if you have rip-rap on your lake, then use a shallow running,  square bill, rattling crank and cast it parallel to the rocks and bounce it off those rocks and hold on.....also if water is muddy, fish will be 1 to 3 feet deep..... ;D

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Hey Holeshot: What is your prefered spinnerbait in that situation?

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