Great fish catching opportunity after a rain storm. )
the heck is that you might ask? Well, let me tell you. Drizzle
fishing is all about taking a break and getting side-tracked
from your normal daily activities towards the end of an
afternoon or evening thunderstorm, even if only for a brief
period of time. Just after the storm moves through, grab
your fishing rod and head for your nearest canal, seawall
or beachfront and make a few casts with your favorite fishing
it simple. Do not make an ordeal out of it. Get to the nearest
body of water you can reach. It could be saltwater fishing
off of a dock, beach or jetties for snapper, trout, redfish,
flounder, tarpon or snook; or a fresh water river, pond
or canal for bass. Just take a spinning rod and reel, and
a couple of easy fishing lures like soft plastics and topwater
type of fishing is pleasurable, relaxing and productive.
On many occasions such as this my work day will suddenly
stop! I then get up out of my chair which is perched in
front of my work computer, immediately grab my fishing rod
and head off down to the fresh water canal behind the house
and start throwing a soft plastic lure or worm. I often
concentrate my casts around the storm drains since noticing
that the bass will often times congregate around these after
a storm, possibly waiting for their next meal to wash out
of the drain.
on when you make it to the water after the rain storm, you
may find yourself standing and fishing in a rain drizzle.
That is ok. Just relax, cast, take long deep breaths and
enjoy the moment. Just be careful not to be out during any
this way is not only therapeutic, you will catch fish too!
Not being a scientist, I can not tell you why, maybe it's
the change in pressure, but you will probably notice that
many times after a storm moves through the bite will turn
on during the calm period. Take advantage of this fishing
opportunity time when you can. You will be glad you did.
It will enable you to clear your mind of the strains and
tensions that your normal work day puts you through, sometimes
catch a few fish, then get back to your day feeling just
a little bit better.
inspiration for this modest writing came from my own recent
drizzle fishing experience and yes, was even lucky enough
to catch six bass in a short period of time. After the bite
was over, I quickly returned back to my computer and typed
these thoughts. Give it a try yourself.
Greg Smith is a lifelong fisherman and publisher of the
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