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its gonna be a high of 52 tomorrow and its sposed to rain all day. not sure itll be worth it to go fishing. havent gone in a few days though  

DO you fish if you know its going to rain?

What tactics do you use and lures during the rain?

Probably season is still the winter pre spawn.

Trav

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Man i say go for sure! My PB came on a cold, dark, drizzly day! My fishing buddy bugged me to the point that i just went to shut him up! I would start out with dark colored t-rigged soft plastics worked slow. Also, try some Rat-L-Traps around cover. Best of luck!!!!

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Most of my good fishing has come in the rain or right before.  But that tends to be in the middle of the summer.  52 and rain this time of year doesnt sound that enticing to me as I look for warm sunny days this time of year.  Something about that warming water gets the fish going.

Either way you cannot catch them from the couch(although its a nice place to be when its 29 and snow/sleeting.

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I've gone a couple time on a "chance of rain" forecast. It was the middle of June and it turned out to be a nice supercell line of thunderstorms that blew right over the lake we were on. Let me tell you, it's not fun being in the middle of the lake in an aluminum boat with lightning strikes within a half a mile!

I have had good look on days where it showered on and off though. something about that kind of rain brought the fish in a little shallower and made them more aggressive

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I fished a tournament today. We had strong rain and thunderstorms all day. I ended up haveing a good day with 16.25lbs. I say go for it but dress for the weather.

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Bass do not mind getting wet  ;)

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I use to fish day or night, snow, wind, rain or whatever. Unfortunately, with age, some of those options become less and less inviting. And fortunately, since I'm retired now, I can pick & choose!  ;) So, no, I don't fish in the rain anymore.

Besides, I have yet to find a rain suit that keeps me comfortable when out in rainy conditions. They will for about an hour or two. But after that, you start to sweat and/or the wet finds it's way into your sleeves or neck. I have had some of my best fishing, however, just prior to an immanent storm.  

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YES!!!! My best outings are always on cloudy/ rainy days.

Get a cheap Frogtog rainsuit if you don't want to get wet.

Don't get a cheap vinyl poncho or jacket, you'll be sweaty and miserable.

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absolutely go fishing in the rain. it should never make you consider not fishing (unless theres lightening)

darker colours in any lure work. dark 10 inch worms and topwater baits such as a zaraspook (my favourite) are dynamite.

BUT-

MAKE SURE you have a spinner bait ready to go, any point in that day where the sun comes out is the time for  a spinner bait. i prefer a shad coloured willow leaf/colorado blade combo.

just remember though, darker colours work best

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I always will fish in the rain,  unless its freezing freezing cold.  In the spring and summer there should be no though about it.

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I went just the other day. It was 42 degrees, pouring rain and the wind was blowing about 25mph. Everyone gave me a hard time, but I did catch 3 decent bass within the hour I fished before it got dark 8-)

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Well, if you see lightnings or hear thunder ---> nope ! I don 't think it 's a good idea to fish in the rain.

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52* and rain, so it should be warmer than the water temp in NY this time of year...so it will be a "warm rain". I would definatley go. Fish any runoffs with a spinnerbait or fluke.

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Me and my friend went out in the rain and fog yesterday and slammed them on copper spinner baits. The water is still really cold here but they where very active. Biggest was 4lbs and we caught a bunch. The sun came out after a few hours and the spinnerbait hit stopped. So we tossed on some shallow cranks and caught some more.

Rain is certainly a good thing.

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Fishing in the rain can be fun and productive, but be careful when the wind is blowing the rain at you and the air temps are in the 40s & 50s. Hypothermia can hit quickly. I once hiked for a few hours with a guy I met on a trail in the White Mtns of NH, and while we were walking along in windy fog above treeline in temps around 50, he suddenly started shivering and in no time his body temp dropped and he almost passed out. I helped him to a sheltered spot, put some dry clothes on him, and boiled some instant soup on my backpacking stove to get him warm again. I was surprised how quickly it happened. Under the right conditionscool, windy, and wetthe same can happen on the water, so always go out prepared.

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Some of my best fishing has been done in bad weather, So as long as there has been no lightning.

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