This weather started me thinking about some of the bad weather I've fished in. I'm not sure if it is dedication or stupidity , but I have fished in all kinds of weather, even lightning . Last year, I fished in sleet on the Caney and snow on the Hiwassee. Sometimes the fishing has been very good during bad weather and other times it has been slow. Some of my very best days have been in high water after a good rainstorm.
One of my scary moments was on Lynn Camp a few years ago. I was fishing with a friend after a heavy thunderstorm. He was standing in about 2 feet of water in the middle of the stream. I was fishing off to the side of the same large hole when I realized that the stream sounded louder. It suddenly came to me and I shouted, "Flash flood!" at him. He got out of the water in a hurry and no more than 15 seconds later, there a was another couple feet of water were he had been standing and it was moving! Awareness is very important when fishing those mountain streams when storms are around.
I'm sure that there are some great stories about good fishing in bad weather, large fish caught, close calls with lightning, or any other foul-weather related stories. How about some more stories?