We all have been caught in an upper level disturbance while fishing. Most fishermen will either stay home or get off the water because it is going to be a miserable day and the bite seems to just shut down. Actually the exact opposite is happening. The huge Bass are not on a feeding pattern. They are grouping together and being just absolutely aggressive.
I throw a Halloween spinner bait that I spent years tweaking so it will catch the big Bass that are so active during inclement weather. For years I could not fish any bait that the big Bass would literally kill under stormy conditions. I have finely got it right and it is my best go to bait in the box.
Big bass are not just everywhere in the lake. With the high waters and so much cover go up several of the major creeks and near the back look for small points with the most cover on them. Hardwoods will be the best spots leading out to the creek channel. The creek will also give you guys some protection from the storms and wind. I try to clip up and fan fish this thick cover giving it just a few minutes then move up and repeat. If they are there you will know it immediately. If not move quickly to your next small point in the creek. Every lake I fish this is the first thing I do, find a few spots to work the spinner bait during stormy weather.
Over the years it has payed off big time. My first huge stringer was 10 bass in one hour for 62 lbs. back in 1972. Many other big stringer have been caught over the years in rain, thunder, lighting, snow, and sleet storms. Big Bass hate orange under these conditions.
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