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Bass Fishing After a Rain: HUGE BASS on EARLY SPRING RUNOFF!

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Fishing for bass after a warmer than average rain in the late winter and early spring can be one of the best ways to find big bass and a huge limit of bass shallow early in the year. We’ve had some of our best late winter and early spring days fishing after a warm runoff, as it adds not only warmer water but color to the system causing big bass to push up into shallow water.

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• Spinnerbait:
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• Casting Rod:
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This often leads to newly flooded cover which makes a spinnerbait a perfect choice for this unique situation to catch big bass. Ott DeFoe shares a bunch of great tips and big fish catches on his first time out with the new Terminator P1 Pro Series Double Willow Spinnerbait fishing this scenario. A willow leaf spinnerbait is often his first choice in fishing these runoffs in shallow water with rock and wood cover.

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Among the very best times to fish for crappie is throughout the generating season, which typically the beginning of spring. Nevertheless, spring can bring rains, which can disrupt the typical pattern of crappie. This might likewise impact the method you fish, but not to fret, as fishing after heavy rain is still possible!

Continue reading as I discuss how heavy rainfall impacts crappie behavior and how you can still go crappie fishing after heavy rain.

Crappie Fishing Right After Heavy Rain

Did you just experience heavy rainfall and planned to go crappie fishing that day? Don't worry, there's still a possibility you'll get a catch, depending on how the fish were affected.

Unfortunately, chances are slim when catching crappie at this time. Why? Here are the changes that happen after the heavy rains:

The water temperature will drop significantly, remaining low until you see some sunshine Rain strips up stronger currents, which have the water turn murky, making crappie less visible Covers like fallen trees and brush piles may be destroyed from heavier rains and strong currents With that said, there is some good news to crappie fishing after rainfall. When thunderstorms occur, rains would wash small insects to the water, which can attract crappie back to shallow waters. That's why anglers also like to search for post-storm crappies, attracting schools of them!

This mostly sounds like bad news, doesn't it? It doesn't have to completely be! There are still ways to get around the issues mentioned above. Since crappie is sensitive to changes in the water, you'll simply need to adjust your fishing methods.

Here are ways you can fish for crappie after heavy rainfall

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