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Weather, seasons, and family fishing

by Future Angler Foundation 8 Apr 19:56 UTC

Weather, Seasons, and Family Fishing

Educational video and lesson plan teaches fishing basics and about aquatic food webs. 

Forestville, WI (April 7, 2023) Imagine this. You and your family are getting ready for a perfect day of fishing, you've looked forward to it all week, only to sit out on the boat watching the day go by without a single bite. Where did we go wrong? you ask yourself. You're not alone, this happens to countless anglers every year. But fear not, the often lies in how the weather affects fishing. And today, youre going to learn some basics every angler should know about how fish react in all kinds of weather.

Fish are just like people in that they prefer certain kinds of weather. Some fish don't like the rain and will go deeper. Other fish love a good downpour. When it rains, insects get knocked into the water, so these fish will stay close to the surface looking for a meal.

Fish like largemouth bass will come closer to shore on windy days. This is because small panfish like bluegill and sunfish will be pushed toward the bank with the wind, or will follow insects that are blown to the bank. Bass eat those small fish, so they naturally follow along.

Contrary to popular belief, a nice sunny day is not always best for fishing. When it's too hot, fish can become lethargic. To beat the heat, fish usually go deeper into cooler waters. This is one of the reasons why people tend to fish early in the morning or in the evening during the summer when temperatures are a little cooler.

There are many weather factors that play into a successful day of fishing. In this video our expert angler goes through some of those factors as our Into The Outdoors crew attempts to catch the big one.

As youll discover in the video library of Getting Families Fishing episodes and the related educational topic videos, fishing and boating are fantastic ways to spend time with family, learn about conservation, enjoy the outdoors, AND learn about aquatic science and yourself.

The custom learning videos you'll find are designed to share with your entire classroom. Youll also find other educational content, including custom lesson activities that blend peer-driven learning and hands-on activities.

And for even more information and resources related to fishing and boating, head to and To learn more about America's Getting Families Fishing Initiative, head to the Future Angler Foundation.


ABOUT Future Angler Foundation

The Future Angler Foundation (FAF) is an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation formed in April of 2012. The FAFs mission is to Create New Anglers and Boaters through its support of angler education and boating safety programs hosted by passionate, knowledgeable volunteers throughout the U.S. and through its Getting Families Fishing initiative, a series of free source digital educational programs developed to engage young anglers and boaters as they educate them about angling in an exciting, informative, and effective manner. More information about the FAF can be found online at

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