Sometimes the fish bite really well in the rain, and sometimes they don't. A recent trip out to the lake proved to be just like this. I seemed to catch fish intermittently. I'd go into an area and be able to catch a couple fish, and then there would be a lull. I'd go into another area and catch a couple, and there would be another lull. It was very odd.
I anticipated the bite to be much better than it was, but I guess that's fishing. I kept thinking I needed to change my plastic worm to a swimbait, but I never actually did it. This is something I am going to do in my next trip. I had a feeling in the back of my mind that the fish were chasing shad more, and I needed to adjust, but I just didn't actually make the change.
It could have been a game changer for the day, or it could have made no difference. I think I need to be more flexible going forward, and be more willing to make those adjustments.
I still caught a handful of fish, and had a good time on the water, but maybe if I had made the adjustment, a good day could have turned into a great day!
Who knows? That's why we keep going out there and casting and trying to get better!
Tackle Used in the below video:
Weight (not the exact weight, but comparable)
Hook: Owner Cover Shot
Reel: Shimano Core - not longer available
Rod: Actual Rod no longer available
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