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I have some friends coming up to the lakes area this weekend and I was hoping to show them some good fishing. However I was wondering with the major cold front forecasted is there a particular species that is better to target or a particular presentation or location that normally produces better in these extereme conditions?

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TommyJ33

I have always had good luck fishing when the lake is booming/cracking and making ice.

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beer batter

In my experiences, the bottle bass usually bite best during these types of cold fronts. I'll be out on the ice for a full 4 days this weekend so I hope to get a few fish too.

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Lutefisk82

yes it will be cold out there, but this type of weather separetes the boys from the men! lol

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alex1

It's not the cold weather that will shut the fish down, it's the barrometric pressure that will lock their jaws more than anything else. If the pressure is steady or falling slowly from a high pressure like the forecast is calling for it should be a decent bite. Just as if it were 35 degrees out. grin.gif

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Trytti

If it is a cold front and the bite slows I usually downsize and slow down my presentation. If you mark fish on the flasher and they just stop and look but don't bite keep going smaller and slower... This is seems to be especially true for crappies but seems to be true of most fish...If you get to your smallest jig and still no luck get out the cribbage board and go get more beer.

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