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#11174515 - 10/20/15 10:13 AM Fishing in heavy/moderate rain?
brlcr12 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 13
Fishing in a 2 day tournament this weekend with 90-100% rain. Is it be better to throw dark baits as opposed to lighter colored baits? Thank in advance.

#11174535 - 10/20/15 10:25 AM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
epicoutdoors Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1945
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
I fish a lot in the rain and have had great success with contrasting colors.
There are no rules though so try different shades and figure out what's working on that day.

#11174543 - 10/20/15 10:27 AM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: epicoutdoors]
brlcr12 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 13
Thanks for the info!!

#11174552 - 10/20/15 10:31 AM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
John175 ® Offline
Super Freak

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 65726
Loc: Realville
I love fishing in rain. Throw your confidence baits.

No different than a cloudy day to the fish...they're already wet.

If the wind lays down I may fun-fish Texoma this weekend in the rain.

#11174665 - 10/20/15 11:17 AM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
Ricky Taylor Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1865
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
I've only done good once in the rain. Drop shotting. Good luck.

#11174744 - 10/20/15 11:41 AM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
Fishin Machine Offline
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Registered: 04/14/04
Posts: 7036
Loc: WV
I have done real well using spinnerbaits and crankbaits in heavy/moderate rains partly I think because the bass might want something moving. If you are a line watcher it is kinda hard to watch something like a jig when the surface is getting pounded with rain... Although dragging a jig or C-rig might work.

With that said the bass don't always follow the text books and we have to sometimes get out of our comfort zones and experiment with different techniques/baits..

Good Luck

#11174864 - 10/20/15 12:29 PM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
buda13 Offline

Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 17709
Loc: NRH, TX
Black Buzzbait!!!!

#11174902 - 10/20/15 12:43 PM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Find one of the many bridges on your tournament lake... Oh, wait, don't do that!
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#11174935 - 10/20/15 12:58 PM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: buda13]
Rudy Lackey Offline
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Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 8106
Loc: N. Richland Hills Texas USA
Originally Posted By: buda13
Black Buzzbait!!!!

#11175905 - 10/20/15 09:23 PM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
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Orange spinner bait if it really gets bad. Go to the heaviest cove you can find on small flats in the last 1/3 of the creeks. Where the creek makes the bend is the best small point to fish.

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#11175926 - 10/20/15 09:40 PM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
Kevin Bryant Offline
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Registered: 09/23/04
Posts: 3536
Rain doesn't typically bother fish. I tend to think it gets them looking up, but I don't know if there is any truth to that. I love throwing loud topwaters when it's raining, like the buzzbait mentioned above.
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#11175947 - 10/20/15 09:54 PM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
Garvin Offline

Registered: 11/11/14
Posts: 342
Loc: Texas
I love fishing in the rain. My best days of fishing have been when it was wet out. I like to throw plastics in any shade of green, and squarebills, shad colored.
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#11176056 - 10/20/15 11:38 PM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
lconn4 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 7372
Loc: Cherokee County
Nothing like a hard rain to clear out the community holes.


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#11176112 - 10/21/15 05:46 AM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
Jigfish Offline
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Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 2867
Loc: Tx
Hard rain washes your boat carpet.

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#11176123 - 10/21/15 06:06 AM Re: Fishing in heavy/moderate rain? [Re: brlcr12]
206champion Offline
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Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 1995
Loc: Decatur
Some of my most memorable days are of fishing in the rain just use what you have confidence in and adjust from there.

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