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#11046945 - 08/17/15 11:22 AM Fishing post thunderstorms and rain
Gonzo89 Offline
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Registered: 05/12/15
Posts: 125
Loc: North Richland hills, TX
With the upcoming rain in the forecast id like to know if there was any advice or general rules of thumb I should be aware of when fishing for whites and hybrids. I know the obvious things like to watch out for trees and debris on the lake. As far as the actual fish are concerned I'm kind of at a loss and google searches seem to be conflicted. I was planning on going out Wednesday afternoon after the morning thunderstorms.

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#11047196 - 08/17/15 12:59 PM Re: Fishing post thunderstorms and rain [Re: Gonzo89]
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7594
Loc: Rockwall
Not sure a little rain is going to impact fishing. Now a major cold front will. Sounds like you are planning for a major flood. I do not think you have to worry about the front or the flood.

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#11047240 - 08/17/15 01:24 PM Re: Fishing post thunderstorms and rain [Re: Gonzo89]
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Loc: Fence Post Creek
A morning thunderstorm is not going to wash a lot of dangerous debris into the lake, so I wouldn't worry about that. Shouldn't have much of an impact on fishing either.
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#11047415 - 08/17/15 02:54 PM Re: Fishing post thunderstorms and rain [Re: Gonzo89]
Gonzo89 Offline
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Registered: 05/12/15
Posts: 125
Loc: North Richland hills, TX
Ok, great to hear! I didn't think it would seeing as usually I am fishing in 15-30 FOW. Thanks guys!

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#11047480 - 08/17/15 03:36 PM Re: Fishing post thunderstorms and rain [Re: Gonzo89]
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Registered: 10/08/07
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Loc: H.E.B
IF you see lighting, get off the water. Otherwise a little rain will feel good. I have also seen the rain turn the fish on, as it cools things off a little
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#11047571 - 08/17/15 04:11 PM Re: Fishing post thunderstorms and rain [Re: Gonzo89]
GoFishNow Offline
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Registered: 09/28/07
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Loc: Coppell TX
Generally speaking, I would say rain only helps improve the fishing, just before the rain hits is best, as in the 12 hours leading up to it raining. Several factors involved, the clouds, pressure and rain adds oxygen to the water.
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