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cold front on opener


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Wow what a surprise, I can't remember the last time we got a good nice opener for both days. This is a pretty strong coldfront it ought to shut em down hard. On the bright side there will not be many people out on Friday and Sat night with lows in the 30's and some rain. Just can't seem to catch a break on openers!

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Maybe the weather will keep some wimps off the lake.

"There is no such thing as good weather or bad weather, it's just weather."

If the bite gets tough, it will seperate the men from the boys.

Fish on!

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cold fronts do not effect mille lacs in the spring. there will be plenty of fish caught this weekend.

[This message has been edited by silverbullet (edited 05-13-2004).]

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I think a sudden severe change in weather will slow a bite down, but on opener we will have already had 2-3 days of cooler weather. In fact, on Sat there will begin a gradual warming trend. My plan is to bring warm cloths and try to be on the water during low light. We will probably fish from 2pm to 10 or 11pm..provided T storms don't push us off the lake. I'm optimistic about catching some whitetips grin.gif

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A couple of years ago I went out on the Big Pond at midnight for opener.

The weather was nice the Friday of, but that night it got cold and nasty. 25 mph winds, and SNOW!!!

The Walleye bite was ON right when we got out until about 2:30am in 20 feet of water.

We got 17 Walleyes between 2 guys, but at 2:30 am it was over. Not a bite.

Guess it does what it does, aye'?

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Quick tip: I would try after dark trolling with cranks....cold front or not! Nav

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Jon Navratil
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Cold fronts can be tough at times...However, there is a silver lining to cold fronts. These patterns tend to congregate fish in areas. These fish may be neutral to negative, but there are ways to coax them into biting. After the fish are located, the key is patience and not being afraid to try different approaches.

We will have approximately 2-3 days of continuous cool weather. This may not be as ideal as a week or longer on the same weather pattern, but it should be long enough for the fish to recover if they have been in a feeding funk. However, this time of year, I do not see this to be as much of a factor as later in the season.

The fish WILL be ready to take your baits come Saturday!

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i have found it usually takes a pretty nasty front to affect mille lacs reguardless of the time of year. other lakes can shut down and mille lacs still produces, there should be a good bite this weekend. GOOD LUCK and be safe.

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A little cooler weather is fine. Just have to find the fish that want to eat, after that your fine. If it gets to 60 they will have the feed bags on!

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