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I am trying to figure this out and if anyome has an answer please give your opinion.

Last week we went out perch fishing near the St Clair Light and we were killing the perch including jumbo's. It was that way all last weekend and into the week.

I went out again to the same spot, in the same area and moved all around searching for the perch. Caught a few SM and a few dinks, but that was it.

A friend of mine told me about Effects of Barometric Pressure on Fishing and his opinion which was this. He said that if the Barometric Pressure stays high, or stays low, that the fish bite. He then said that if the Barometric Pressure is rising of falling that the fish don't bit.

I tried to look this up online and found this site....

Effects of Barometric Pressure on Fishing
http://www.lake-link.com/info/barometric_pressure.cfm

I also tried to look up what the Barometric Pressure was last weekend compared to this past weekend but came up emptied handed.

What are your thought on this subject???
 

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Well, it's definately true and it does affect all species in some way or another. But there could be a million reasons why those Perch were not there the next day. If the pressure dropped recently, I can see them moving because of that over the pressure rising.

I like to just focus on the weather patterns, it's easier, and you can get the same results when you apply it to fishing.
 

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i always seem to think, when people get hungry, they eat....no matter the conditions. fish get hungry, they eat. locating them isnt the easiest, but when you find them, they will be hungry.

i do believe weather has an effect on fishing. but no matter the conditions, they are hungry.....all year long
 

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QUOTE(sshhiittyy @ Aug 3 2009, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>i always seem to think, when people get hungry, they eat....no matter the conditions. fish get hungry, they eat. locating them isnt the easiest, but when you find them, they will be hungry.

i do believe weather has an effect on fishing. but no matter the conditions, they are hungry.....all year long

fish will shut down though....but it's usually a couple of factors that cause it, and BP can be a part of it when combined with cold temps. If a big cold front moves in, like around the end of fall, it could def make a crap load of Largies in shallow water shut down for a couple days. Since they are cold blooded, even though they have to eat, they won't put any effort into it. It might actually take dropping live bait directly on their face to eat, if you're lucky.
 

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Dude, don't waste your time trying to figure them yellow bellies out. Pressure is one of 100 things. What seemed like it turned them off last week will pound them this week.This spot was great this week but horrible last week, save your sanity and just get your line wet.
 

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agree'd LMP, good example.

i agree with surfnturf also,

my numbers have gone up each time out. was out 3 days last week and the biggest factor was the time of day. as for baits and set ups, worms on day 1, mudd minnows day 2, and emeralds the 3rd, rigs were all the same, an orange and a yellow spinner. i pick up 3 swedish pimples and tried it out sunday. worked fairly well, but the problem was all the keepers were already in the boat, the plus, not a single one swallow'd it.

i personally dont believe BP had that much to do with my catch.
 

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QUOTE(surfnturf @ Aug 4 2009, 08:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Dude, don't waste your time trying to figure them yellow bellies out. Pressure is one of 100 things. What seemed like it turned them off last week will pound them this week.This spot was great this week but horrible last week, save your sanity and just get your line wet.

I agree with you. My buddy brought this to my attention meaning BP.

But, last weekend was a bummer not catching them like the week before.....

Has anyone been catching the jumbo perch this week yet???
 

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QUOTE(72larson @ Aug 4 2009, 10:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>they most likey picked that weed bed clean of snails thats what they are looking for in the weeds so the moved on to the next bed just gotta find them again

Exactly....it CAN be a million things. They move around in schools (packs), like wolves. When the food is gone, they go looking for more. Simple enough. When there IS food there, there can be those 'other' factors that will cause them to not feed during that time.

Kinda like if you were eating at a restaurant, and then shot's rang out......I don't think anyone would be eating at that moment until things settled down. lol
 
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