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    I read this article a while ago and when I saw this thread I thought I would dig it up and post it for you guys. I have fished all my life and swore by the barometer but this guy makes a good case.

    http://www.midcurrent.com/articles/s...sure_myth.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyaddict View Post
    I read this article a while ago and when I saw this thread I thought I would dig it up and post it for you guys. I have fished all my life and swore by the barometer but this guy makes a good case.

    http://www.midcurrent.com/articles/s...sure_myth.aspx
    This guy makes some great/supported points; however, I believe most of his information is directed towards saltwater fish and he is considering a completely different type of biosphere than those of 'cold-water' trout.

    Most trout fishing is in shallow water and I believe the atmospheric pressure has a (compounding) effect on fish. Remember; they have super sensitive sensors on their body and their ability to sense change is very keen. His discussion of how minute the change scale of measurable pressure is kind of misleading. Think about it; look how much weather changes in that range. You can have clear conditions or a violent hurricane/tornado at each end of this fine scale.

    I believe he makes valid points in his article. However; I think we have to address this idea by separating each habitat and species to better understand its effects. Thanks for sharing...

    By the way; I am not scientist and I am just giving my opinion. It would be nice to find an article/study from a scientist that is based on the trout environment.
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    This has been quite an interesting discussion. Thanks all.

    I have no answers, only questions.

    I live in Northern Kentucky so most of my fishing is for warm water species (bass, bluegill, crappie, various panfish, etc.).

    Regarding water temps from a cold front: I tested a couple times last summer when a front blew through ( a rare thing here last summer where it was just hot and then more hot).

    Here is what I found: At the surface, after a noticable drop in outside temps, the next day, I found a couple degree difference with cooler water. However, when I dropped my thermometer in about 5' of water (the length of line I had attached to it) I didn't read any difference in water temp. Mind you, this is a little Fishpond stream thermometer I'm using and it doesn't read in tenths of a degree but all the same, no difference than I could notice. I hope this can add to the discussion.

    I have no idea how fish can sense weather changes. Perhaps it's a combination of a lot of variables, waves on the surface, water temp, barametric pressure and light.

    I've often wondered how big a part light played in it. However, I've tried night fishing after a front blew through and even after dark, there was a noticable difference in the number of strikes to number of casts ratio.

    Unfortunately, fish can't tall.

    Regardless, this has been an enjoyable thread for sure.
    Jeff

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