How To Adjust Your Tactics For Pre & Post Storm Fishing


It’s summertime and that means afternoon storms (and hurricanes)!

And typically that gets the fish fired up!

But is it better to fish before or after a storm?

In this video, you’ll learn:

  • The best lures to use for pre and post-storm fishing
  • Where to go fish before and after a storm
  • What to look for and what to avoid
  • And so much more

Check it out!

Fishing Before & After Storms [VIDEO]

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We reviewed a ton of information so here’s a timestamped table of contents:

  • 0:38 – Pre-frontal fishing (when to go)
  • 2:02 – Power fishing before a storm
  • 2:24 – Two lures to use for a pre-frontal bite
  • 3:34 – Pressure changes and how they fire up the fish
  • 4:01 – Bigger lures to get the bigger fish that are feeding aggressively
  • 5:18 – Fishing during the rain
  • 6:05 – Watch the weather and be safe
  • 7:59 – Go to a bridge to find calm water and cover from the rain
  • 9:27 – Afternoon thunderstorms produce a great bite (after the storm)
  • 11:45 – Check the radar often
  • 12:17 – Here’s why fishing can be great after a hurricane
  • 15:24 – Try to find great current flow and clear water
  • 16:41 – Inflow vs outflow points
  • 18:02 – Trout activity in post-storm scenarios
  • 19:29 – Snook, tarpon, trout, reds, and flounder will be here
  • 20:24 – Lures to throw post-storm
  • 22:01 – This is the place to use a shrimp lure on the outgoing tide
  • 23:22 – Trophy hunting after a storm
  • 25:57 – Luke’s go-to lures for clean and murky water
  • 27:18 – Key tactic for pre/during/post-frontal
  • 28:14 – Take this lure with you (just in case)
  • 30:57 – Don’t forget about positioning and approach when it’s windy
  • 33:11 – Above all else, be safe out there!

Here are the lures we recommended:


fishing before and after a storm

The time before and after a storm front can be a really fun bite if you have the right lures and tactics.

And you’ll want to have a good plan too!

When do you think is the best time to fish: before or after storms?

Let me know down in the comments!

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Richard Fiorentino
3 months ago

looks like you are recommending the Aqua Dream over the Johnson?

Mike Foy
3 months ago

Enjoyed the video very much. You both speak of using spoons. Still not sure if you guys recommend a swivel or not, using a spoon. If so, how far from the lure should the swivel be. Thanks

John walsh
3 months ago

I would like to make a suggestion, have weather station on your site I think a lot of people would follow it. best regards John

3 months ago
Reply to  John walsh

We have the weather information (including hourly weather forecasts and even live radar feeds) along with tide tables in our tides & weather platform called Smart Fishing Tides:

Jack Dickerson
3 months ago

Thanks team, on the tips for bait selection.

Rex Russo
3 months ago

You all use “a ton of” a ton of times. Here are some alternative hyperboles (taken from actual hyperboles on the site):

“A ton of Information” = “Gigabytes of data”
“A ton of fish” = “A fishmonger’s quota of fish”
“A ton of fun” = “A gazillion giggles”
“A ton of rain” = “A biblical deluge of rain”
“A ton of artificials” = “Innumerous artificials”
“not wasting a ton of space on your kayak” = “not taking up precious real estate on your kayak”
“A ton of questions” = “A horde of questions”
“A ton of vibration” = “revolting reverberation”
“A ton of action” = “a crazy amount of movement”

It’s fun. Give it a try. Go ask COURTNEY. i think she’ll know.

Rex Russo
2 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt Parcel

You’re the best. Have fun. I love SS

Laurence Levenberg
3 months ago

Hi Luke, sent previous email regarding type of gear, reels and rods for drifting the flats. Is there a podcast you can recommend? Thanks, Laurence L

Mark Spaeth
3 months ago

I fish only fresh water here in Texas, do you have anything that would work here.

Roberto Falcon
3 months ago

I would not recommend fishing DURING a storm. Being in a wet boat with a graphite (conductor) rod in the hands and pointing up is like calling for a electrical discharge from the sky…

Mike Reynolds
3 months ago

  I am not sure how it is there in Florida, but here in Texas I have had good success wade fishing during a summer storm when the tides get higher. I usually would fish the shoreline areas that the reds can suddenly get up into and they seem to be very aggressive during those times. I have even had to keep my rod tip down during lightning and rain that is almost horizontal.
Mike Reynolds

Guy Grundy
3 months ago

The water’s still pitch black on the Myakka at Gulf Cove, where I live.Haven’t seen evidence of any fish or life since the storm a week last Tuesday.


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