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Old 06-27-14, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Immediately After Rain…or During.

So I'm going out for a few hours today and it has been raining off and on today. I was going to mostly go frogging today with hollow body frogs as well as swimming frogs like Stanley Ribbits. But that was before the clouds and rain came in. So do you think frogging is still a good idea or maybe change plans and throw something else for the few hours I’ll be out?
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Old 06-27-14, 11:07 AM   #2
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Frogging, still. Frogs love the rain. Fish love it when rain or wind blows food into the water, or out of cover. If you're fishing shallow, fish the frog as if it's always runnig from something ... fast skitters across the top of the water, short pauses. If your fishing a frog over deep water, long pauses will give a large bass time to sneak up to the lure.

Everything, that routinely lives in the water, can feel pressure waves as something rapidly moves towards it. Large predators might rush a bait, if it's actively feeding and there's lots to go around if it misses. But more likely is the slow approach. Once it is within range, then it rushes in and strikes.

But clouds shield the sun, rain roils up the water, and both of those make the fish more likely to be actively feeding.
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Old 06-28-14, 11:55 AM   #3
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I think a frog is a great choice for fishing during or after a rain for the reasons Mike already mentioned. I've also done very well with small soft plastic worms worked weightless and spinner baits.
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Old 06-29-14, 07:59 AM   #4
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One of my best days occurred on a day when it rained off and on and thunder and lightning,should have got off the water but the bite was to good.
We were trying out a newly discovered spot and it was also raining 3-6lb bass.
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Old 07-01-14, 06:25 PM   #5
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I have to say the most insane fishing I ever did was when I was about 12 years old. I was at Lake DeSmet, in Northeastern Wyoming, and it rained as hard as I've ever seen it rain, for about an hour straight. Since after 10 seconds of it, we were soaked to the bone, there seemed to be no reason to stop fishing (to a kid's brain at least). That rain turned the yellow perch bite on to the point we filled up two Coleman coolers with them. It was absolute non-stop cateching...every cast. Needless to say, we ate a lot of fried perch the next couple of weeks.
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Old 07-02-14, 08:23 AM   #6
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Rain and LGMouth is a great combo.. Wind can help if not blowing the roof off the barn.
Oddly the Potomac Pike do not like the wind and often hunker down in the grass and will not strike. With those eyes on the top off there head it must make them nervous seeing the pads move.

Isn't that odd?

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Old 07-11-14, 12:13 PM   #7
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Frogs are my first choice when it's raining... My theory is the fish aren't hunkered down this time of year trying to hide from the intensity of the sun and a top-water bite is more likely. I've had some great froggin' days in the rain!
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Old 08-17-14, 09:46 AM   #8
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Black plastic worms fished weightless like Keithdog says......put the hook about a third of the way back, in and out the side, then pivot the hook and go almost through the worm with the point.....this will create a very enticing flat and slow fall.
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