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Cold Front Fishing in Winter


rangerforme

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What will this 20 degree drop in temps do to fishing this weekend? Go deeper and smaller for presenation? Also, bright sunny skies predicted for the weekend.

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I would look more at the barometer direction then the temps in the winter. A steady High atmospheric pressure for a few days or falling is best. cold and clear skies usually reflect high pressure. i would stay with what has been working.

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I would look more at the barometer direction then the temps in the winter. A steady High atmospheric pressure for a few days or falling is best. cold and clear skies usually reflect high pressure. i would stay with what has been working.


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I have always understood that high pressure was bad and low pressure was good for fishing.

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Consistancy is the key. Change in pressure changes fish behavior. Big cold fronts usually follow low pressure systems. High pressure systems usually bring with them more stable sunny weather. Large temp drops during ice season shouldn't change matters too much. At least not near as much as a large barometric change. Right before a large change in pressure fish activity usually picks up a bit and their instinct is to feed quickly before weather becomes unfavorable. A general rule then is to try to be out just before a storm. High pressure, being stable is therefore favorable... Anyone agree with this??? crazy.gif

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Yep. Oxygen and water temp are far more important this time of year in deciding where fish will be and the activity level. Cold fronts will change the activity level some so lean towards finesse presentations. The impact of a front is much less than in the summer. Well at least on the fish. I don't expect to see many guys sitting on buckets this weekend.Q

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Um... So is that your way of saying that it wouldn't be a good idea to go out tomorrow morning than? I just bought a new portable and so wanted to break it in come sun up ttomorrow. Short question: Is that all I would be doing in the morning, breaking in a new ice house? No Fish?

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Go for it but stay in it or close too because these winds will blow it away,an even with you in it. mine almost nkocked a guy on his bucket over the other day. But thats ok because some think hes a poacher. grin.gifgrin.gif

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Whatever came through last night shut down my honey hole. Nothing was biting. I looked at the weather map this morning and it showed a low preasure system over MN. For what it's worth, I am a firm believer in stable weather.

Good topic.

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Well, I'll tell ya....I think the weather changes, moon phase, time of year, time of day, all that stuff has something to do with the fishing, but, if a person waited for optimum conditions, cheez, we would never get out fishing! Especially in a state like ours, that has so much fluctuation in weather.

It is hard enough getting yourself and your fishing partners on the same page and headed in the same direction, if we wait for everthing to be right, so long fishing pards!

My take..if you want to go fishing, go and do the best you can with the weather that mother nature gives you, sometimes it will work, sometimes it won't, but like Nike says....Just do it!

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Amen brother! We schedule our outings & put up with the conditions...assuming no tornadic activity, lightning, or 25 below zero cold fronts.

And it's also provides very handy excuses (I didn't catch anything because the moon was in the third quadrant & tidal forces were not favorable last night... grin.gif )

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