Do I go fishing when it rains ...?

Does anybody know if i should go fishing when it rains?

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Wed, 2011-04-27 20:33

now this is vague. How about a little more detail mate?

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In the river the rain really

Wed, 2011-04-27 20:34

In the river the rain really fires the fish up and i tend to hook a lot more and get a lot more savage bites, not sure about ocean tho.

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Why wouldn't you, it's not

Wed, 2011-04-27 20:34

Why wouldn't you, it's not like the fish are going to get wet from the rain now, is it?






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The best

Wed, 2011-04-27 20:45

This is the best time of the year (imo). The river starts to fire up and the beach's form gutters. When you get a calm day head off shore for the best bottom fishing all year.

Altho this year has been unusual with awsome fish caught all along the coast due to water temp's.


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Wed, 2011-04-27 21:39

Raining for 2 days and I thought I'll go fishing not (11 pm) at the swan river anyway. even if the rain does not stop.

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Wed, 2011-04-27 21:42

Does anyone know if I should block this before it even begins?


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im not even touching this

Wed, 2011-04-27 21:50

im not even touching this one......


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Thu, 2011-04-28 01:06

Did i ask somthing wrong?

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Thu, 2011-04-28 12:09


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No, your line will get wet.

Wed, 2011-04-27 21:57

No, your line will get wet.

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Thu, 2011-04-28 01:06

Did end up going to the swan. Caught 4 in the first 1/2 hour

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Mulloway Busso jetty.

Thu, 2011-04-28 01:57

The kingy's have just started on the jetty since  Easter and the winter fronts that brought the rain have contributed to that but whether it's the stired up ocean or the rain may be debatable. A lot of the time if you didn't fish in the rain you wouldn't catch them. 

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Fair enough question from a

Thu, 2011-04-28 08:56

Fair enough question from a newby I thought.

Yes mate, fishing in the rain is well worth it. Doesn't mean you'll always catch fish when its raining, but the rain does wash a lot of things into the water which the fish like to either investigate or eat.

Its only the angler that doesn't appreciate getting wet, the fish don't seem to mind!


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 yeh i thought it was a legit

Thu, 2011-04-28 10:57

 yeh i thought it was a legit question too!


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if it's just rain and no wind

Thu, 2011-04-28 10:26

if it's just rain and no wind the ocean really calms off too, it drags fish to the surface too. It all comes down to the angler in the end if they can take it.

The only time i know of the rain stuffing things up is that a big rain into the creeks shuts them down due to the fresh water coming through.


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fishing in the rain...?

Thu, 2011-04-28 16:21

personally ive found u have to wait a bit longer,

but usally get bigger fish ......

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Valid question IMO

Thu, 2011-04-28 19:52

Not only fishing during the rain...but it also opens up the debate about whether the fish bite better prior to bad weather or after.

I love fishing in the rain...especially on the beach...something very natural and peaceful about it...I'm an atheist but if I was religious I would say I felt closer to god when fishing in the rain.

I have found the bread and butter species can often shut down during heavy rain. From hearsay (not my own personal experience, yet) - the big fish come out to play.



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Gah, the fish might not mind

Fri, 2011-04-29 09:20

Gah, the fish might not mind getting wet but the last few days of swell and wind have stirred up some serious amounts of weed. Were plenty of fish biting on SOR beaches last night but you needed the patience of a saint to keep a clear line in the water. So much for a relaxing fish.

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Contradict my Last Post on this Subject.

Fri, 2011-04-29 11:04

My oestrogen levels must be dominant at the moment because I dont seem to be able to make up my mind even though i'm a bloke but down at the Yeagerups at easter the salmon were everywhere both in close and out deep on Friday and Sat. but once the storms came through  on Sunday they disappeared which suggests it's species related as to whether rain is good or not to helping to catch fish.

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Agreed, i think it depends on the species

Fri, 2011-04-29 21:05
  1. Agreed, i think it depends on the species, influenceing wheer they are and if they are feeding.
  2. As from personal experience two nights ago i caught 3 bream in the swan river in the rain on tt switchblades, i also noticed the larger of the bream had pushed up to the shallow end of the yacht club in search of any newly available food. (outfished dad on the bait also btw).

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