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Old 04-18-2016, 04:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Barometric pressure + moon phase = BS??

There's lots of info out there about barometric pressure and moon phase affects on fishing. The question is -- does it really make much of a difference?

Frankly I've never paid much attention to these factors, but maybe I should be?

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I have delved into this most of my life. Since I get skunked most of the time anyway I also go by how many bites others are getting around me, and then look at my "Fishing and Hunting, Solumnar time" app. Seems to be pretty accurate. They have a Free version and an $Exploiter$ style version. For Saltwater this is even more true (aka TIDES)

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Yup the solunar tables seem to be accurate. Although I quit checking them years ago because I'm gonna be out there fishing all freekin day anyway.
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Fish more and bigger trebles like Slayer, and the solunar dont mean chit.

I think the highest ratings come in around the full moon, and that is a moon that I usually struggle with, BUT i have caught some of my largest fish around the full moon, just not the numbers.
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Fish more and bigger trebles like Slayer, and the solunar dont mean chit.
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FWIW, I have found for a couple of days leading up to the full moon the bite, at least for trout seems better than the couple of days following to full moon. Doesn't mean you won't catch anything, change tactics and look for where the fish are. Similar is barometric pressure, I have noticed when a front is approaching and the pressure is dropping the bite seems to drop off. Again change tactics (location, patterns, presentation, etc). Doesn't work every time but fish are opportunistic feeders, the right fly, bait or hardware with an appropriate presentation should bring on strikes.
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Just the opposite here-I have always felt a dropping barometer and an approaching front gave me better fishing and a rising one resulted in poorer fishing.
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Just the opposite here-I have always felt a dropping barometer and an approaching front gave me better fishing and a rising one resulted in poorer fishing.
x2. Way better when pressure is dropping. But we are fishing for real gamefish on real lures and not stocker trouts on tiny little flies lol. Pressure could affect bugs differently. So fly fishing doesn't count.
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I have noticed that trout bite all the time. Pre, during, and post frontal. Warm-water species seem to be tougher on post frontal conditions.
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Trout are stupid. Now bass, their at the head of the class.
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