Sunday, May 5, 2013

Testing ~ Sunday Tippets, Damsel Style

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!

Sunday Tippet 
Barometric Pressure ~ Test it yourself.


  1. Good test results for sure. Nice to see someone out enjoying some good fishing.

    1. 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!

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. 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.