Tuesday, September 20, 2011


One thing to take note of coming into the fall & winter months is the barometer, and how it affects wether the bite is on or off. I heard other peoples reports of the puyallup today, and they weren't good, which is not suprising. I'm sure the netting didn't help, but the barometer was all over the place, and quite a bit lower than it has been the last couple weeks. Not that it can't be counter acted with different leader lengths, and sizes of corkies, but it makes it a little more difficult.

I use my "what to use" page as a quick reference.

I've had it happen where I was at a location friday night, and was hooking into fish all over the place; went to the same location less than twelve hours later....saw tons of sign of fish...and couldn't get a hit. The only thing different was a drop in temperature & the barometer.

Any comments? I'd love to hear what people think


  1. Thanks for posting this. I will follow it with great interest to see what some of the other comments are.

  2. I found this on another web-site. I don't know how accurate it is... I hope you don't mind me posting it here.

    I have known for a while that the barometric pressure affects fishing, but I always forget how. Every time I want to use the barometric pressure to figure out how fishing will be, I had to spend a while researching the subject. NOT ANY MORE! I put together a cheat sheet that I will start referring to. Here it is:

    * High Pressure (30.50 +) = Clear Skies = Fishing Medium to Slow = Fish slowly in deeper water or near cover.
    * Medium Pressure (29.70 – 30.40) = Fair Weather = Normal Fishing = Test lures, baits, and techniques to see what works.
    * Low Pressure (29.60 -) = Cloudy/Rainy Weather = Fishing Slows = Fish slowly in deeper water or near cover.
    * Rising Pressure = Improving Weather = Fish Slightly Active = Fish slowly in deeper water or near cover.
    * Stable Pressure = Fair Weather = Normal Fishing = Best time to test lures, baits, and techniques to see what works.
    * Falling Pressure = Degrading Weather = Best Fishing = The fish will attack anything you throw at them. (well, pretty much)

    So, what is the best barometric pressure for fishing? Answer: When it’s between about 29.90 and 30.90 and the pressure is rapidly falling. This is when you will find the fish most active and feeding.

    You could check the barometric pressure online, but I prefer to have my own hand-held barometer, so I can keep an eye on the pressure in real-time. That way I can see exactly when the pressure starts moving in a favorable direction, and still make it to the lake in time for some awesome fishing.


  3. Thank you for the cheat sheet. I'd love to hear more comments as well.