I have always heard and have experienced it myself that if the barometric pressure is high the fish wont bite. Am I imagining things or is there a tie between barometric pressure and fish? Anyone got an answer for me? Oh and a big hello to everybody here, I havent been on for quite sometime. Thanks for emailing me Webdude!
oh ya Beerman.I used to walleye fish everyday when I moved back to this neck of the woods. I was not getting much for 3 or 4 days ,but then I nocked the snot outta them. I started to notice how active the deer were out in the fields on my way out on the days the barometer was moving up or down,but the most deer were out prior to a storm when the barometer was getting down to 29.85. I got to a point I'd not fish those 3-4 days & watch the barometer. When I saw it dropping & it got to that 29.85 I'd be on Farm Island by 3 & by 4 I'd start drilling walleyes hand over fist. The crappies are the same. I fish every day I can now.My FL-8 shows me how aggressive they are. The 1st fish is also a clue when you look at where the hook is embedded.They rise up a foot or 2 and no further then I see the hook right behind their lip,well I call that finicky. VS.. they run up 4-6 feet for my jig& the jig is halfway down their throat,that's aggressive. I'll note clear or cloudy skies ,you know what's the weather doing,but before I leave my house I tune into a weather station & see what's the barometer doing which gives me the heads up on how to start out. Loud & rammy or quite & mousy or big bait vs. little bait.
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Thanks for the info everyone, I have printed off all that was sent to me. Its great help. Just wish I had that job that allowed me to go whenever I could. Another 35 years and retirement. Isnt to far away, right?
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954