After the Rain — Bass Fishing Tips

June 25, 2013 6:13 am0 commentsViews: 160

The Universal Excuse

Bobberhead is getting a bit waterlogged of late. A lot of heavy storms have been moving through the Minnesota area on a daily basis, with some heavy tree toppling winds and lots of pre-fourth of July fireworks.

Storms Affect Fish Locations

The first lesson Bobberhead Bob learned about fishing is that when they aren’t biting you can always blame the weather. And in Minnesota it is always changing.

But as the weather changes, so too should your approach to fishing. The Bobber found another good article to read from the Bass Resource people and will again excerpt a section and provide a link so you can read it all if you find it worthwhile.

After The Rain

By Bill Wilcox

Fishing after the rain

Sooner or later you’re going to fish after a hard rain. There are several things to keep in mind if on your next outing you face these conditions. The first is that a rain usually means a front has passed through the area. Your success, or lack of it, might not be because it rained, but because a front passed through.
Study the weather to determine if it was a front or not and fish accordingly. The first thing you’ll need to do is whatever was working before the rain came. It might still be working afterward, but the odds are against it if the rain is followed by bright sunny conditions.
Should you be met with sun following a rain, slowing down your presentation and working lures closer to cover will be your best bet for success. Bass will be tighter to cover under bright conditions following the overcast usually brought on with rain.
Whether it was a warm or cold rain will also determine how you should approach the day. In spring a warm rain can really turn the bass on quicker than anything can. This is because it will warm the water rapidly, but in that same frame of thought it can really shut them down if it was a cold rain.
The intensity of the rain is another very important factor. With a heavy rain, you can expect a lot of run-off. You’ll have to check the areas you normally fish to see how muddy the water has become. If these areas were clear and then became muddy, the bass will be hard to find. The first place you’ll need to look for then will be where the muddy water meets the clear. The edge created by the clear and muddy water is where bass will move to feed.

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