4 Ways to Catch Bass in the Rain
Are you a die hard bass fisherman? Do you want to go out in tough weather conditions but you're unsure of yourself. Here are the top four things you should know before heading out in the rain.
- Empty Lake
By empty lake we mean you’ll be the only one out there, which means more fishing spots for you to roam. Stick it out long enough and you might just catch that monster you’ve been after.
- Fish the Shallows
Rain washes fresh nutrients in the water and baitfish swarm to the new food source and bass won’t be too far behind. Be sure to anchor your boat and cast parallel to the shoreline. This way you can cover maximum area and increase your chances of getting a bite.
Spinnerbaits are arguably the most versatile lure for bass fishing, especially in the rain. They cover a large area but they also make a disturbance on the surface of the water. This is a sure way to attract bass to your lure.
- Water temperature
Water temperature is an important tool to consider while fishing in rainy conditions. The cool rain may drop the water temperature and just a few degrees can make a world of difference in what depth the bass will hanging. Be sure to track the recent and current water temperatures.
Always be cautious while fishing in uncertain conditions. Always wear an appropriate PFD and if you encounter a lightning storm it is always wise to seek shelter.