I finally put it to the test. Would the front of a front in the weather system be my great day on the water? Recently, I had a guest post by Kerry Almond of Bud Lilly's Trout Shop, regarding the subject of barometric pressure. I have kind of tetered and tottered on whether this could really be the reason for my light fishing on certain days. But, with the barometric falling before the storm, I headed out to try my hand at a few, hungry trout. And what did I find? A quiet river on top for the most part. But, active biters down under.
Yep, they were down under... eating my midges, sows and pheasant tails.
In the beginning, I had four whitefish. Still looking for the cutthroat that had visited my net the week before. Oh, there he is! A little guy, but that was ok. Then, another four whitefish. I'm seeing a trend here...
Yay for his older cousin... A few more spots and a little more color.
I liked him.
Yep. Another four whitefish and then another Cuttie. This was getting ridiculously funny... Well. Sort of. I was starting to think that the weather had something to do with it. That barometric pressure was doing strange things...
And then it happened... A barometric prize. Mr. Brown Trout was there after all. I hadn't seen a brown all day long in a mostly brown trout river... So, I knew that it was time to go home. My job was done. Testing was proven postive. Falling barometric pressure on the front of a front
has the trout falling too!
Barometric Pressure ~ Test it yourself.
Good test results for sure. Nice to see someone out enjoying some good fishing.ReplyDelete
Jay ~ It was exciting to see positive results for sure. I'm thinking that this week will be another testing period with a storm coming into Colorado...I always pick good travel weather!Delete
I've always had good luck when the barometer was dropping although during the winter it can be a might chilly as a storm moves in. Thanks for reinforcing my belief.ReplyDelete
Hi Mark ~ I'm thinking that I was lucky to have fairly decent temps when doing my first test... The winter barometer will be tracked carefully so that I don't go out in twenty five degrees for nothing! Ha.Delete
I thought I left a comment earlier in the week but my mind isn't as sharp as it used to be. I have always thought that barometric pressure played a big part of fishing success. I just don't remember whether it was rising or falling that matters. Now, I do remember that I used to fish at night, but only during a full moon that I had tremendous success. The fishing stunk it up, but I almost always got lucky.ReplyDelete