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Storm incoming

Postby Teegerstk » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:42 pm

Hey all, have been hearing a lot about this Storm Lorenzo that apparently has a trajectory through Ireland. Does such an event make for decent fishing after the storm? Or is it the opposite? Would it influence the cod? Just thinking out loud (or onto a keyboard I suppose).

Thanks in advance
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Re: Storm incoming

Postby kieran » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:30 pm

Good question

Storms tend to drive fish offshore, for example bass don't like lots of freshwater and smaller fish dont like getting knocked about, but in the aftermath, if there is lots of food thrown up around beaches and shores, it can bring fish in on the feed. I remember fishing Greystones donkeys years ago after a bit autumnal blow and catching nothing on prime live rag worm. Looked at my feet, tons of blue mussels, opened a few and stuck them on the hook and bingo, a procession of fish followed. So it can cut both ways. The size of the swellls the day before or after can also have an influence. The amount of find sediment in the water impacts on sight based predators like bass and sea trout. A day or two after a storm can often be excellent.... but there's another one sweeping in behind Lozenzo. It might just be that the weekend is about fixing that reel, tying a few traces, pouring some old flashing into leads and such like...

Anyone else got any tips for fishing before or after a storm?
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Re: Storm incoming

Postby ardinn » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:27 am

I started an article on Barometric pressure and its influences on fish, but its still in the works a yea later (you can read https://slaneyfishing.com/barometric-pressure-fishy-myth-untapped-resource/ here)

A fast falling barometer can be excellent, with fish feeding up as they feel the low pressure coming in, they do not know the length of time the storm will last so stuff themselves and go to cover. However with all the rain, freshwater will have pushed them out so its hard to know.

Just go fishing and see :D
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