Fishing plans in summer are often ruined by capricious weather. For example, unexpected rain. But it will not stop a real fisherman, especially since during precipitation the activity of some species of fish increases several times. What is the reason?
Why do the fish become more active in the rain?
It is worth noting that not all precipitation makes the fish “wake up”. If the weather forecasters predict heavy rain with gale force winds, it is better to stay at home. Under such conditions, the underwater inhabitants literally pressed to the bottom surface and wait out the inclement weather just like people do in their homes. Fishermen say in such cases: the fish lay on the bottom. In very bad rainy and windy weather, because of which the water in reservoirs becomes too muddy, there will be no biting. Another thing is when after a few really hot days the light rain breaks through. It lowers the water temperature and saturates it with oxygen, thus creating comfortable conditions for fish, and streams of rainwater flowing into the reservoir carry food: various bugs, worms, larvae and more. That’s why during a little summer rain many fish wake up with a “brutal” appetite. Noticeable revival is observed with the first drops, and beaks not only in the rain, but also for some time afterwards.
It has been noted that the maximum activity of underwater inhabitants are shown when the rain blows in parallel with the south or west wind no more than 2 m / s, and the air temperature remains at a summer mark (+20 and above). In such weather great catch bluefin, ide, ide, pike, large perch and many other peaceful and predatory species. A sudden increase in wind, a change in its direction, as well as a decrease in temperature has a negative impact on fishing. Usually after such changes the bait completely stops and resumes only after the return of good weather.
An important role is played by the atmospheric pressure during the rain. If the air pressure is too low, oxygen solubility in the water decreases significantly, which negatively affects the biting. If the pressure remains at a medium level (e.g., 760 mm Hg), without sharp fluctuations, then excellent fishing is guaranteed.
Every angler knows what it’s like to fish in the rain. It drips from above, the shore is slippery, there is water everywhere… In general, not the most pleasant activity, but for the sake of the catch many are ready to endure. To feel more or less comfortable during inclement weather, you must be properly equipped: to wear a suit of waterproof fabric (pants + jacket), raincoat, rubber boots with straps. If you plan to go with overnight stay, you must bring spare clothes. A modern tent made of waterproof material will be a reliable protector from precipitation on a multi-day fishing trip. And since we are going to spend the night in it, we will need an inflatable mattress.
The dangers of fishing in a thunderstorm
If lightning began to flash in the sky, you should stop fishing and wait away from the water until the lightning front passes. It is best in the car with the ignition off. It is advisable to remove the fishing gear, as wet fishing line and rod are conductors of electric current.
A little summer rain makes for great fishing – this is a proven fact. When it replaces the long sweltering heat, the fish react immediately, their appetite wakes up, they greedily pounce on the bait. So why not take advantage of the situation? The main thing is to dress for the weather.