Our Top Tips for Wet-Weather Bass Fishing
When the urge to catch some bass is upon you, there is no need to let wet weather deter you from hitting the water. In fact, rainy day fishing can be extremely successful as bass tend to be more active in the rain.
By using the right bait, understanding where bass like to find shelter from the storm and educating yourself about the impact on water conditions, you can have your most successful fishing day regardless of weather.
Top Tips for Wet-Weather Bass Fishing
If you are ready to learn the nuances of rainy day bass fishing, here are our top tips:
Utilize your spinnerbait. For wet-weather bass fishing, a dark-colored spinnerbait is one of the strongest tools in your tacklebox. Because the air pressure is typically lowered in rainy weather, bass become more interested in the chase for feeding. Getting a spinnerbait within a bass’ line of sight is often enough to prompt a strike.
Take advantage of nature’s covers. If you want to duck in from the rain, chances are the bass do too. Search for areas under tree cover, docks or even under driftwood to cast your line. Also be sure to investigate any guarding beds—the rain rippled surface will make the bass less likely to spook as you approach.
Stay aware of water changes. Rain can heavily alter the temperature of the water, which can totally change the behavior of fish. Understand your local water temperatures and make your fishing plan accordingly for the most success. If the rains are heavy enough to kick up mud, investigate smaller tributaries where bass might be seeking clearer waters.
Rise with the tides. When the water levels rise, [the fish do too](https://www.bassresource.com/fishing/rain.html]. Bass tend to seek out areas that have recently been flooded because of the expanded feeding potential, so the wise angler will do the same.
With a bit of preplanning, fishing in the rain can be a rewarding and fun endeavor. Take advantage of the conditions and what the bass want, and you might forget about the weather altogether.
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