How To Fish By Understanding Barometric Pressure Effects On Fishing

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If you are going to learn how to fish, you will need to understand how the elements affect fish behavior so that you know how to fish during that period of time. One of the most important influences on fish behavior is the effect of the barometric pressure. Atmospheric pressure (Barometric pressure) affects the depth that fish are found and their energy level. The effect of barometric pressure is particularly seen to impact fish in shallow and fresh waters more than fish in much deeper waters where the water pressure is a much greater influence.

Barometric pressure is the measurement of the force that we are subject to by the weight of the atmosphere. It can be described as a hand pushing down over a specific area resulting in high pressure while if the hand rose off the area, you would get a lower pressure. Atmospheric pressure is not constant; it moves and changes frequently. Imagine a roller coaster of different weights of atmospheric pressure where you have highs and lows compared to mountains and valleys and they are continuously moving. It raises and falls based on the weather systems around us.

There is several barometric pressure gauges used today to record these measurements and normalized them based on the altitude of the area that you live. A barometric pressure logger is used to capture the atmospheric pressure data real time. If you understand what these measurements mean and are able to see if the data points are raising or falling, you can increase the probability of getting that bite.

To understand how to fish by utilizing the current readings of atmospheric pressure you will be able to determine what type of fishing rig you should use, type of technique and depth to fish at that will improve your chances of getting that bite. Atmospheric Pressure is usually described in 5 categories: Normal & Stable, raising, dropping, low and high. The typical weather pattern and effect on fishing are:

Normal & Stable: fair conditions with scattered clouds. Fish are active and found within all depths
High pressure: Sunny, bright blue skies. Fishing is slow as the weight on the fish's air sac is heavy and their focus is not on feeding.

Low pressure: Mostly cloudy and stormy conditions in the area. Fish are active for a while and then activity slows down significantly as the bad weather persists.
Dropping pressure: Weather conditions are degrading as inclement weather is moving in. Fish are highly active near the top layers of the water column.
Raising pressure: Clouds are moving out. Fish activity increases and they move closer to cover and structure.

Having a good selection of Top Water Fish Finder rigs and Bottom Water Fish Finder rigs to select from is pivotal to properly fish the feeding zones that fish are most likely in based on the atmospheric pressure. Click here to learn more about fishing rigs or fishing line set ups.  

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