Weather can be everything when it comes to fishing. If you’re looking for that one little thing that will help you catch more bass, look no further than the weather. Weather plays a key role in determining where and how fish move. For example, if it’s hot and humid outside, fish will find somewhere cooler to swim or hide from the elements. On the other hand, if it’s cold and rainy, fish will seek shelter in places that less likely to get flooded during heavy downpours.
Understanding what type of weather you have going on at any given time is as important as knowing where they like to hang out during certain times of the year. That’s why we put together some tips on how you can give your fishing season an edge this year by understanding and exploiting weather patterns better…
Cold Snap Strategy: When the Weather Gets Cold
When the weather gets cold, fish get into a “couch-potato” state. This is when they like to stay put in the same spot hoping for some warmer weather to come along and warm them up again. They do this because they feel safer in the same spot where they feel more comfortable. But thanks to the cold snap, they feel so comfortable they don’t even have the urge to move.
This is a great time to fish and set your lures in deeper water where the bass are staying put just waiting for warm weather to come along and warm them up again. You can also fish deeper water during the cold snap and fish shallower water during the spring and summer for the same reason.
Cloud Cover Strategy: When the Sky is Gray
Cloud cover is great for fishing when the sky is mostly cloudy. The Cloud cover keeps the sun out of the water, which can make for some very cold temperatures. Clouds are also great for shading the water, which keeps the water cooler than sunny days.
However, there are some disadvantages as well. Cloud cover can sometimes make it harder to see where you are casting. It can also make it harder to determine the depth of the water fishing in because the water doesn’t get shaded, so it doesn’t cool down like normal water does. Cloud cover best used during the spring and summer. In the winter, it’s best to find a different way to fish.
Morning Fog Strategy: When the Fog Rolls In at Night
Fog happens when clouds are very close to the ground, and they warm up and condense, forming fog. When the fog rolls in at night. And the sky is mostly clear, the bass attracted to the new water scent in the air from the fog. This is when you set your bobber in the mud and wait for a bite.
Bass can often be found in the same shallow areas where the fog rolls in, so find the one spot where the fog rolls in the most. Bass are often found in the same shallow areas where fog rolls in at night, but they can also be found in deeper water as well. They almost always like to be in water that is between 6 and 20 feet deep.
Precipitation Strategy: When it Pours, Be Ready to Fish
If there is any type of precipitation, always remember to be ready to fish. If there is an intense rainfall that lasts for an extended period of time, don’t be afraid to fish in the puddles. Puddles are usually very shallow, so you have to be careful not to walk on them, but they can produce huge numbers of bass if they are heavily raining. If there is a light drizzle or sprinkling of rain, don’t be afraid to fish in your favorite spots. Bass often found in the same areas where it’s raining, but they can also found in slightly deeper water.
Wind strategy: Unexpected Weather Patterns Are Your Best Bait
Wind can be a great weapon for bass fishing. Since bass active during windy conditions, they can often found in the same areas where there is a strong wind. However, a strong wind doesn’t have to come from the direction of your boat. A wind from any direction can be a great lure-bait if you use it to your advantage. You can also fish with bait cast out in the water, so the lure gets blown around by the wind. This can produce a very erratic bite and is a great way to troll for bass.
Weather can be everything when it comes to bass fishing. If you want to catch more bass, you have to understand how they like to move and where they like to hang out. It’s also important to understand how the weather affects the water.
Cold snap strategies are ideal for when it gets freezing outside. Cloud cover is great when the skies are mostly cloudy, and morning fog is when the fog rolls in at night. Precipitation is when it pours, so be ready to fish, and wind is when unexpected weather patterns are your best bait. If you follow these weather strategies, you’ll better prepared to catch more bass this season.