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Usually there is a flurry of action as the storm approches and then everything stops for some time after the storm.

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I've had the best luck right as it's moving in and during a storm. After a storm it's been my experience that the fishing's a little slow.

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With a storm comes a rise in the barometric pressure. Follow the barometric pressure and fish when it is below 30. I'm not claiming to be an expert but I've always done well then. Typically before a storm arrives the barometer will be low, once the front hits, the pressure will climb fast (in a matter of a couple hours). After the storm is gone it sometimes takes a a day or two for the pressure to get back to what it was before the storm. With that being said, I believe it is better pre-storm.

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is it best to fish before, during, or after the storm.

just curious

I have had good success just before and even during a storm. Always depends on conditions! You don't want to get caught out in the BIG one. eek

ole

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My best luck has been just as the storm arrives and then for a while during. The change in pressure seems to shut them down after a while. Based on the forecast, we will all need to be out on Saturday!

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I found out the hard way in 1997 about staying to long with a storm coming in. We had to spend three days in a sleeper house on lake lizzie. We had sleds on the lake but our vehicles got snowed in on shore. Fish were on the first evening then 2.5 days of nothing.

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Same thing happened to us on Prairie Lk on 59. Pounded the fish and thought we could make it out. Wrong, ended up buried to the frame in buddies car. Needless to say we spent about 2hrs digging out.v Something about storms around that area, when you see them comming best get a move on!

ole

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Ole,

I am very familiar with Prairie Lake on Hwy 59. I caught the biggest walleye of my life (9lbs) on that lake. I would be as worried about driving into the open river by the access in a snow storm as I would be getting stuck in a drift. Even when the weather is good, I get nervous about wandering off of the road and onto thin ice when coming off the lake at night. Glad to hear you got out safely. Storms up there can get really nasty.

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