One of my best days fishing off a pier occurred in Biloxi, Mississippi during a driving rain, thunder and lightening storm. Many fish and some nice quality fish Including a channel bass and a large gafftopsail catfish). However, I was under a small shade roof out at the end. I stayed mostly dry and the wind wasn't too bad. A bigger problem, one that anglers later pointed out, might have been the possibility of the lightening deciding to make my fishing rod a point to seek out. I didn’t even consider that danger while fishing. My wife who was watching this take place from the window of our motel thought I was crazy — but she was used to it.