VERIFY: Is fishing better ahead of a big storm?

Some fishermen say that the "getting is good" right before a big storm, but is it true?

Some fishermen say that the “getting is good” right before a big storm, but is it true?

Our Verify Team took a closer look, and here’s what we found:

  • Some fishermen believe the change in barometric pressure before a storm makes it easier to catch fish.
  • According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, there have been no definitive studies to back that up.
  • Also, since water is denser than air it would be tough for fish to even sense a change in pressure.
  • Lastly, they said it isn’t safe to go fishing when a big bad storm is approaching


Although some fisherman might disagree, the science proves fishing does not get better ahead of a storm. So, we can verify this is false.

VERIFY: Sources 

Stephanie Garcia, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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