To the surprise of many, I actually do get out and bass fish a few times a year. I admit it is hard for me to set the light tackle down being a pan fish fanatic. I have found over the years, that bass tend to bite more readily when it's nasty out.
It's hard to throw on the rain gear and head out fishing, for most people. We all have gotten accustomed to heading for the house when the clouds open up. I actually look forward to the dreary wet days, especially in mid-spring to late summer. Once I finally forced myself outside on a few rainy days, I found the fishing can be incredible. Your bait selection doesn't seem as critical on days like these, and the fish seem to bite more often. I do have a few favorite rainy day lures that I wouldn't think of leaving the house without, though.
With modern technology advancing by leaps and bounds, nearly everything has received an upgrade. The days of rubber rain gear are fortunately over. It seemed you would still end up just as wet wearing the old slickers because you would sweat so much. We now are lucky to have breathable rain gear that keeps you dry and cool at the same time. They have done the same thing with boots. You can now grab a pair of warm weather Muck Boots and keep your feet bone dry and cool the whole day. Baits have also made major advancements in the last few years. All of these technological advances allow you to stay on the water longer and catch more and bigger fish.