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Your Weekend Weather Fishing Forecast for August 8th, 9th, and 10th

By: Jim Root , 4:01 PM GMT on August 08, 2014

If you're unsure of what to do this weekend, and was wondering about places that might be good for fishing, here are some places you should check out as well as some that you probably should avoid!

Do check out:

Upstate NY

The Weather this weekend in NY is setting up for a fabulous weekend of fishing across the entire state! From Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Keuka, Cayuga, The St. Lawrence River, Champlain, The Susquehanna River, The Chenango River, The Delaware, and clear down to the Hudson; partly sunny skies and modest winds offer some great opportunities for successful fishing. There haven't been any hard rains, so the streams are clear but not drastically low, and the grass in the lakes seems to have recovered from the horrible winter, affording much better fishing than what we saw early in the season. This is a great weekend for frogs and wake baits early, and spinnerbaits, bladebaits, tubes, alabama rigs, and medium diving crankbaits during the afternoon and early evenings.

*Be careful Sunday. Winds in the double digits can offer dangerous conditions on the Great Lakes.

Gunnersville, AL

Despite a chance of Thunderstorms Saturday, a western wind and dramatically declining barometric pressure creates an ideal situation for Lake Gunnersville this weekend. Swim jigs, blade baits, and lipless cranks should be dynamite.

Lake Fork, Texas

Like Gunnersville, Lake Fork should also be on fire Saturday. With legendary bass in the double digits fairly common in this lake, few people need much more motivation to fish it than that. But the conditions Saturday have big-bite written all over them. Big baits all day.

Lake Wisconsin

Sunday is going be excellent, with fish feeding heavy as the front moves in. Even with an eastern wind the fish will still be active. Leave your finesse gear at home and go big!


Smith Mountain Lake, VA

With thunderstorms, strong eastern winds and cooler temps (highs in the low 70s) predicted this weekend for Huddleston, Smith Mountain Lake is better left alone. If you're brave enough to chance it, I'd look for wind-blown points or places to hide in secondary creeks. However, lightening combined with the "winds from the east, fish bite the least" saying would keep me looking elsewhere.

Clear Lake, California

Don't get me wrong, it's not that the weather here will be bad, it's just not conducive to great fishing. Clear skies with modest south wind are great for pleasure boaters, but not for big swimbaits.

Lake Michigan

It looks like the front just won't make it in time. High pressure in the Chicago area won't start to fall until around 7pm Sunday night. Making the bite tough. When you have windy conditions on top of that, it's not really a great scenario for beginners. More advanced anglers should focus on ledges and points, working drop shots, shaky heads, and small tubes.

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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