The Barometric Pressure Myth

August 11, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

New on MidCurrent, Dr. David Ross questions an old wives’ tale and one of our favorite excuses for bad (and good) fishing in saltwater with his article “The Pressure Myth.”
“A rise or fall in barometric pressure, such as with an approaching cold front, usually means a shift in the weather pattern. And it is the change in the weather, not any fluctuation in barometric pressure,” Dr. Ross says, “that affects both the fish and the fishing. In fact, most saltwater species probably aren’t even aware of barometric variations.”