Thursday, August 14, 2014

Before the rain

Hi Folks, Guided river bass yesterday morning before the big rain set in.  It appears that we were spared the 1" to 2" of rain that was forecast.  We did receive about 1/2" and 3/4" of rain that has puffed up our rivers.  As well the air temperatures have dropped which will bring river temperatures down.  In a day or so when the big rivers settle down the trout fishing should be very good.  Yesterday morning the river we fished was 69 degrees and the water was really low.  A humid morning with heavy air and periodic rain.  We got a little damp.  A really good day of bass fishing. We caught fish on a fire tiger popper and 3" green senko.  Caught a bass on the first and last cast of the day.  We landed well over a dozen and half smallmouth and missed a few.  The fish were on as I believe that when the barometric pressure is dropping the fishing in rivers is really good.  I think the fish sense that a change in their environment is about to happen and they go into binge mode.  Needless to say we had the place ourselves fishing yesterday as that seems to be the trend when venturing into our local rivers.  Chasing smallmouth bass today from the boat.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have fun, Willy