Weather is absolutely one of the most influential factors in predicting a good walleye bite anytime of year, but especially in summer.
Stable weather means active fish. It’s virtually the same whether you’re talking walleyes, muskies, or even pike. Stable weather is typically described as three or more days of mild conditions without any fronts moving through; however, it doesn’t mean that is the only stability that will get fish biting.
If you get three or four back-to-back days of cloudy, windy weather, chances are the fish are going to go on a bite. The irony of it is that the peak period in this feeding window of opportunity usually occurs just prior to the next front moving through or a new high pressure system arriving.
The short time before the weather change is when the fish often get the most active.
The lesson here is to keep a close eye on the weather … not just on the day you plan to go fishing, but over the course of several days at a time. It won’t take long for you to begin seeing the patterns develop, and by paying attention, before long you’ll be able to better predict active feeding periods and prime times to be on the water.
You can also keep a close eye on the weather while you are out on the water with a Lowrance HDS unit equipped with the LWX-1 SIRIUS Satellite weather/audio module. With this option, you can view weather radar right on your GPS map and know precisely what the weatherman is sending your way.
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Written by Keith Kavajecz