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12lb8oz

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12lb8oz

It is supposed to get very cold tomorrow and stay that way through the weekend. Does that always kill the fishing when a cold front moves in like that. My first trip this year it was 30 on friday night when I arrived and by Sat night it was close to -30 and the fishing was as bad as I have ever seen on early ice. It had just moved in that day though. This cold weather will start tomorrow and I won't be going up until Friday night. I realize nobody knows for sure but I want some opinions of the guys in the know. I guess it doesn't really matter to me either way I am still going up and I will still be drinking and gambling heavily. And know that I am thinking about it sometimes its nicer when the fish don't pester you while drinking and playing cards. They just seem to get in the way sometimes. Anyhow, thanks in advance for any opinions

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icefishingdude

im by no means an expert on lake of the woods, but I would say "yes" a cold front moving in can spell tough fishing...i know this because I have experienced it myself. However, maybe someone out there knows how to lure them in better than I.

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bturck

12lb: First of all I must clarify that I am not an expert, however I'm going to just throw out my observations based on 40 years of chasing fish and game. I have had some tremendous fishing right before a front slides in and have found that for a day or two after this front the action slows quite a lot. The change in barometric pressure has a significant impact on fish and wildlife. Personally I don't believe that temps in and of themselves impact the fishing as much as a roller coaster ride with temps and fronts changing continually. I'm headed up on Monday 1/17 and by that time this weather system will have been in place for two to four days. I really don't feel its going to have that great of an impact by Monday. Again none of what I've said is based on scientific info only personal observations. Hope you have a good trip. Good luck and hang on. Bill

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