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barometric pressure and fishing? | Category: Help

fish7110 2 years ago

Referring to following statement, I would like to confirm on whether falling barometric pressure would make fishing more successful or less successful.

“Generally speaking, if the Barometer goes down fishing will become less successful.“

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions

itsaboat 2 years ago

Hi fish7110,

Welcome to Fishing Reminder

I see you found the page "How It Works".

I am not sure how to answer your question other than...Generally speaking, if the Barometer goes down fishing will become less successful.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Euan 2 years ago

Hi Itsaboat,

There's an old saying "1020, the bream are aplenty" referring to the barometric pressure being higher than usual.

I have also heard that a rapidly falling pressure can stimulate a bite or a feeding frenzy, as in prior to a storm or weather event. Have you experienced this?

itsaboat 2 years ago

Hi Euan,

Yes, I have heard that saying "1020 the bream are plenty".

No, I have not experienced good fishing in a low that causes storms...But that is only because I am not silly enough to stand out in a storm holding a fishing rod !!

Going off his comments in his other Topic, I think what fish7110 is trying to say is that we are all wrong and he is asking us to scientifically prove that a high pressure is generally better....and to that end I think Mark has answered perfectly.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Euan 2 years ago

Haha yes agree, I didnt get to a ripe old age of 39 by pointing a fishing rod at an electrical storm

All I really meant was that I believe in the few hours prior to a weather event the BP can drop rapidly, and I believe this can trigger a bite period. Probably something to test with shore based angling rather than being caught on the water in a storm!

Mark Totzke 2 years ago

well, I went out fishing for trout a few weeks ago on a day just before a bad weather front came through and it was great fishing.
I'm not sure if the barometer was already falling rapidly or if it was still high. I think it must have been around the time just before it started to drop, as the weather was still good.
Somehow I though to myself that the fish probably can feel that some bad weather is on it's way and decided to feed up

So it seems to me that just before and also just after a bad weather front is a good time to go fishing
Once the storm has passed and the water clears up again fishing is always quite good for me.
That would be on a rising barometer.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 2 years ago

At the fresh young age of 55 ish...Oh, hang on, 54 ish... Oh what ever, I know I am fresh enough to use an ish...

What matters is you are only ever as old as the person you are feeling !!...So my next birthday I should be 22 if my feelings are anything to go by

I am not a "fair weather fisherman". I spent 8 hours trapped in a small cave on Tabourie Island once in a storm. I almost didn't make it back on Botany Bay one day when a storm hit. Mate, I could probably recount 6 or 8 times when storms have made me think my life was over. I don't mean just some rain and wind and some bad weather, I mean times when storms have made me think I will not survive !!

I even got through Thelma...The biggest blow we know...Cat 5 cyclone Darwin,,,Interesting experience -

Thelma was not one of those times when I thought I was a gonna keel up...But she was a blow to remember.

I have seen some bad stuff and some not so bad stuff...and for me, if it looks stormy, I aint going fishing.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Andy4066 2 years ago

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danimal54 1 year ago

The best way I had it explained to me, about how the fish feel according to barometric pressure in an article I read once was:
The fish have an air bladder. When the barometric pressure is dropping, the air bladder expands, and makes them feel bloated. So they go down to the bottom to increase the pressure on their bladder so they feel better. But they don’t really want to eat, because they feel bloated. If the barometric pressure is rising, or high, it puts more pressure on their air bladder, and they come up to the surface, and feel frisky, and feel like eating. The fish may bite briefly as the barometer starts to drop because they know that they might not feel like eating pretty soon, so they grab something to eat before they go down to the bottom. it made sense to me at the time, and it’s proven to be pretty true ever since I read that article, and applied those facts. hope that helps you guys catch more fish.
And I’ve also heard that the best time to go fishing, is any time you can!

Mark Totzke 1 year ago

thanks for the comment danimal.

I think I also have an air bladder. Generally I feel very uncomfortable when the pressure goes down and just want to lie down all day in the dark. 🤣😜

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away