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A slight breeze can really turn on fishing, but a heavy wind is most likely to turn fish off. During a slight breeze fish the windy side where all the debris is brought to by the wind. The debris (driftwood or whatever) contains small insects and such. This attracts small fish which, therefore, attracts the larger bass. During a heavy wind the bass become inactive and head for deeper water. When the water is dead calm, the bass become spooky. The fish will hold tightly to cover and will not look upwards toward the surface if they do not have to, unless it is low light conditions. With no wind, overcast or low light periods top water fishing can be deadly.

Rain can make fish very active. In the early season rain can cause warming in the water which makes fish more active. During the hot days of summer, rain can cause the water to cool down, which invokes largemouth bass to be more active. Also, the rain causes insects and such to flow in the water which can cause a feeding frenzy. The second thunder and lightning or very heavy rain start to happen the fish will be spooked and during this time it is extremely hard to entice a bass to bite an artificial lure. After this, the fish will be unwilling to eat much for the next few days. If you still want to fish a day or two after the rainstorm you must use the lightest line possible and the smallest lure possible so you do not spook the bass again. In muddy conditions, fishing can prove very hard after a heavy thunderstorm.

Cloud Cover:
Very cloudy conditions can make a bass become active. The cloud cover can stop light from entering into the water. Bass are light sensitive, meaning they do not enjoy a lot of light. With cloud cover, largemouth will be willing to cruise around and attack any prey that happen to swim bye. In very cloudy conditions top water fishing can be a very good technique. Clear skies mean that more light can enter the water. Bass will hide from the light and stay right inside thick cover. Texas rigged worms work well in this situation. You must cast by the suspected area where bass may hold and retrieve the lure as close to it as possible. Purple/black coloured worms seem to be a good choice in most conditions.


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