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Should I Fish for Bass on Rainy Days?

Dear Captain"Should I Fish for Bass on Rainy Days?"

Rainy days should not keep you from fishing for bass. Here is why: Rain and weather can have a good or bad effect on bass. Fishing pre-front storms can be excellent. On the other hand, heavy rain can change the PH balance of the water and move the bass around and into a non-feeding mood. But bass also do bite on rainy days. The rain can do some really good things to help the bass become more active. It can cool the hot summer water of the lake, which in turn will bring more oxygen. Because rain can change the clarity of the water and makes noise when it hits the water's surface, bass can become less spooky and not in tune with angler errors.

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Rain also starts the process and movement of the life cycle of the lake or other body of water. Phytoplankton or floating aquatic plants, emergent and submergent weeds, tiny animals (zooplankton), bugs, worms, minnows, crayfish, etc., all start to come out and become more active. Bass will take advantage of this and go on a feeding frenzy. Artificial lures work very well during rain showers. I have had some of my best bass catching days in pouring rain.

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Captain David M Rieumont

The Patriot Angler Guide Services

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