FISHING BAROMETER Product Information
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Track pressure trends for greater fishing success.
• Easy to calibrate for local barometric pressure
• Adjustable pressure change indicator
• Color coded dial shows typical conditions for great, good or poor fishing
• 3.5 inch Diameter
• Sure-grip ABS plastic housing
• Braided lanyard
“Barometric pressure has an effect on the oxygen levels in the water and this affects the feeding patterns of fish.
Fish notice the decline in the oxygen content of the water. This oxygen starts depleting because of the air pressure and the sea conditions present. As the pressure climbs so the oxygen levels increase making the fish more active and going about their normal behavior. Once the air pressure stabilizes, the oxygen levels reach their highest levels. This climb in the barometer usually coincides with a south westerly wind.
Once the weather stabilizes, the north easterly begins to blow filling the water with even more oxygen leaving the fish happy and comfortable. This is called the ‘lag’ period. The north easterly wind means a low pressure system is moving up the coastline and the pressure starts dropping as this low pressure comes closer. As the pressure drops so the oxygen levels also begin to deplete causing the “smash” as fish begin to feel the depletion in oxygen causing them to panic almost and thus resulting in the fish eating as much as possible before the bad weather conditions arrive.”
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Typical Weather: Clear skies
Fishing Trends: Fish slow down, find cover or go to deeper waters.
Suggested Tactics: Slow down lures and use baits more attractive to fish. Fish in cover and in deeper waters.
Typical Weather: Clearing or improving
Fishing Trends: Fish tend to become slightly more active
Suggested Tactics: Fish with brighter lures and near cover. Also fish at intermediate and deeper depths.
Normal and Stable Pressure
Typical Weather: Fair
Fishing Trends: Typical Weather: Normal fishing
Suggested Tactics: Experiment with your favorite baits and lures.
Typical Weather: Degrading
Fishing Trends: Most active fishing
Suggested Tactics: Speed up lures. Surface and shallow running lures may work well.
Slightly Lower Pressure
Typical Weather: Usually cloudy
Fishing Trends: Many fish will head away from cover and seek shallower waters. Some fish will become more aggressive.
Suggested Tactics: Use shallow running lures at a moderate speed.
Typical Weather: Rainy and stormy
Fishing Trends: Fish will tend to become less active the longer this period remains.
Suggested Tactics: As the action subsides, try fishing at deeper depths.