Tips For Better Fishing On Cloudy Days

By on December 21, 2015
Tips for fishing on cloudy days. (Credit: Public Domain)

To be straight, the sun doesn’t always shine when you’re out there on the water. And cloudy conditions can certainly impact fishing success. But there are a few things you might do if you’re looking to fish in dreary weather that could put a few more fish in the boat.

The No. 1 thing is to get a pair of yellow sunglasses. Make sure to shop around and get a pair that does a good job of illuminating in low-light conditions. These will make it easier to see things going on around you, including fish moving in the water. Another thing is to slow your approach by about half of what you’d normally do. Since you can only see about half as much as usual, it makes sense to move a little slower too.

Since you can’t see as far down into the water as typical, a good tactic to use is to look more for places where fish might be — wakes, pushes, moving waters, etc. Another good one is to take more risks, simply because you don’t know what’s out there. This means you’re relying on your gut a little more but hopefully that’ll make up for the lower light.

For another good tip on fishing better in cloudy conditions, check out this post from Field and Stream.

Got any go-tos for fishing in bad weather? Please consider leaving a comment to share your thoughts!

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