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What constitutes a cold front?

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I know that when the temp dips overnight and the skies are clear the next morning, the bite gets really tough. How much of a drop in temps is considered a cold front? Would 5 degrees make any difference? Has anyone ever kept records?

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A cold front is a rapid drop in tempature, and usually pressure, along a defined line. As long as the line is defined, the change in tempature and pressure does not matter much. The day and night tempature is usually more of a ramping down of tempatures, not a rapid drop and the pressure change is usually subtle, if any occurs at all. If the bite is harder in the morning, then there may be other factors involved. Maybe the fish have moved (most likely the problem), or the fish had a good night of feeding grin.gif. Pressure changes, rapid tempature changes, long periods of lightning, moon phases, among other natural factors must be taken into consideration when chasing fish. Fish, like other animals, sense the changes in weather, and are effected by them.

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Yeah I find it funny how in the middle of summer and its 92 they say a cold front is moving in and highs the next day will be 88.....thats a cold front ?

I also laugh when listening to the NOAA weather synopsis and they say "the high temperature was 91, low temperature 85, no rain has fallen, no snow has fallen". NO KIDDING !! 85-91 and no snow. shocked.gif

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