View Full Version : Why bite rate picks up with rain season?

11-04-2005, 10:36 AM
I have read after first few rains bite rate picks up and sturgeon fishing season unofficially starts. I'm wondering why that is. Don't these fish have to eat on a regular basis? If so, and they don't go out of the bay, what do rain have to do with bite rate?

11-04-2005, 10:54 AM
Thats mainly for the rivers. The fresh waters signals their spawning habbits and sends them up river in pods. Its likly if you get 1 you will/could get sevral.

They love muddy waters ;) So do I :P

11-05-2005, 06:57 PM
After some good rains it also stirs up their feed , same effect as a strong tide .


11-07-2005, 05:28 PM
I fish from Angel Island up to Napa river and we get Sturgeon year round but after a few good rains it washes all the crabs and junk fish out of the bay like sharks,rays and king fish so the sturgeon have a better chance at finding the bait before the bait stealers get it