|BASS FISHING FUNDAMENTALS|
|Understanding the world of a bass :
Fronts, Weather, Sky and the MoonMany anglers believe that a bass cannot read differences in air pressure.
According to many studies, if a bass is holding in three-feet of water, a difference in water pressure caused by a difference in air pressure would be so low that neither man nor fish could detect it.
But, If that bass changes depth by three inches, the change in water pressure would be far greater than any change caused by a change in air pressure. And a bass changes depths by more than three-inches several times an hour, while it takes eight or more hours for the change in air pressure that is equal to a three-inch change in water depth.
There is an alternate theory. Moist air is lighter (weighs less) than dry air; and warm air is lighter than cold air. Therefore, warm moist air causes low air pressure readings, not the other way around.
Conversely: dry, colder air causes increases in air pressure, not the other way around. When the atmosphere changes from sunny to cloudy,the air pressure drops and the fish react to the change in cloud cover,not to the change in air pressure. Similarly,a cold front is a mass of cold, dry air that pushes away any warmer, moister air in front of it. When a cold front approaches we see cloudy, rainy weather,which causes a drop in air pressure. Then,immediately behind the front there is cooler,clear,dry air. These conditions cause a rise in air pressure.
Differentials in air pressure behind the front cause a strong northerly wind.The bass react to changes in cloud cover and changes in wind, not to changes in air pressure.
IF YOU FEEL A BITE…..SET THE HOOK !!!!!