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    Is this bad or good?

    I have Monday and Tuesday booked with a guide. The problem is we are supposed to get 2 inches of rain tonight, 1 inch tomorrow and a half inch on Tuesday. I know musky like rain but how much is too much? Also 20mph winds on Monday. So what are my chances of having a good day as opposed to the weather making it impossible to catch a fish?

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    RE: Is this bad or good?

    Doesnt matter. If you are a newer musky fisherman and if your guide is worth his weight, what you learn in those 2 days will be more beneficial than catching a fish or two during your time together. Go fishing and get your moneys worth in experience, not whether or not you catch something.

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    RE: Is this bad or good?

    I plan to fish but am curious as to the effects of that kind of weather on the fish. I have never fished in this severe of weather and just want to know from those who have what to expect, other than getting wet that is. Thanks for the reply though and yeah I plan to learn all I can in my time with him.

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    RE: Is this bad or good?

    i had my best day while it was raining all day and also the PMTT had the best catching days during a rainy weekend on the Mad Chain in Sept and guys needed 5 fish to place in the top 3.

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    RE: Is this bad or good?

    Don't worry about weather when you're with a guide they control the boat for you, also don't believe the weather reports until your day gets here!

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    RE: Is this bad or good?

    Alot of good info already said. I typically do not catch fish when it is raining hard. I do catch fish right before it starts and lulls between. It all depends on the storm.
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    RE: Is this bad or good?

    I wouldn't pass up that opportunity for nothing. Rain and wind are good for the fishing. He should put you on wind blown shores and fish shallow. His job to run the boat. Your job is to fish.
    Good luck!!!

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    RE: Is this bad or good?

    I have never caught a fish in a downpour. Before, after, and in-between have always been good. Light rain or scattered showers can me good. But a heavy downpour? I've fished for days on end in pouring rain. No matter what the species, for me, it's always been a given that when it starts raining hard the fish just quit.

    Don't know if it's the sound, or the surface disturbance, or what.

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    RE: Is this bad or good?

    You can't catch a fish sitting on the couch. Go and create a memory. Ten years from now you'll be sitting around thinking about the day you went out fishing in the huge fall storm.

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    RE: Is this bad or good?

    Thanks all for the replies. I shall let you know how it turns out for me. At very least it should be entertaining.

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