He's Back! My friend and your experienced fly fishing guide, Kerry Almond. Last year, Kerry was gracious enough to tell us about life and fly fishing in Yellowstone Country. And now I bring him back to answer my question of the last three years, "Does the weather affect how well the fish will be biting"?
~~~ A "Sunday Tippets" Guest Post ~~~
by Kerry Almond
I learned a saying a long time ago, " fish the front of a front and the back of a front". Approaching storm fronts always come with a falling barometric pressure and as the pressure is skidding downwards, the fishing can be outstanding. Once the storm has hit and the barometer stabilizes on the low side, fishing is usually poor until the barometer begins to move above 30.0 and I choose to stay home or at least not expect a real productive day if I do venture out. I really dont worry about barometric pressure during long periods of good weather during the summer. When the barometer reading is around 30.2 and above, I find trout eat fairly consistently.
The best tool that I use to track barometric pressure is my wristwatches. I rarely buy a watch that doesn't have a barometer. Most brands will give you the pressure reading as well as weather trends. I use mine daily and have kept pretty good records in my fishing journal to establish trends and develop my own findings. I encourage everyone to get out there, think outside the box, explore new rivers and things that work. I promise, it will be well worth your time and make your time much more enjoyable.
You can find Kerry Almond at Bud Lilly's Fly Shop in West Yellowstone, MT. and guiding the waters of some of the most beautiful places on earth... Thanks, Kerry for sharing your thoughts with us today!
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