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marineman

Cold front

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I usually don't fish when a cold front hits. I'm wondering how long the effects of the front last? Does it depend on the weather which follows? I have always thought if the weather pattern is stable (hot or cold), the fish will bite.

Any ideas?

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I remember reading an article, in either Bassmaster or Bass Times magazines, that the effects of a front wear off and the fishing improves after a few days. The article also stated that the longer you go between fronts the more the fishing can improve.

grin.gif Based upon that reasoning I guess if a front NEVER went through, the fish would jump into the boat. grin.gif

I've never had time to try and measure those statements but that's what the experts say about the matter. wink.gif

Hope this helps.

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Some of my best times out fishing have come when my expectations were lowest due to recent changes in the frontal conditions. On the flip side, I'm sure everyone has had days where they were certain the fish would jump into the boat yet they couldn't buy a bite. Point is - fish whenever you can, because you never know when the bite will be on.

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I agree. I fish whnever I can as long as the weather allows. Maybe a bug hatch, wind or fronts but I have been suprised many times on the bite.

I go when I can.

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I wrote this 1 year from today Weather and Bass

I should write another this summer....

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Same here, I fish whenever I can. I find it usually picks up the second or third day after a cold front comes through, especially if the weather stabilizes. You'll find that you're really testing yourself when the fish are tougher to catch, and you can definitely learn and discover much by trying in spite of poor conditions and experimenting with new presentations. It really helps to slow down, and offer them a more "in your face" approach. Anything that will stay in a smaller strike zone longer...like suspending rapalas or slip bobbering. Good luck!

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