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Need Help Finding The Bass...

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I posted a thread a few days ago about cold fronts and got some really good info but I just can't seem to locate the fish. I've been 3 days in a row since the rain quit and conditions have stabilized with only a war mouth and an 8 incher both caught on senkos. Before the front I was having good to great success banging banks with everything from a squarebill to a dropshot. The temps have been high 40s in the morning to low 70s midday with a water temp of 65 on a 500 acre lake. I went to all my favorite spots and worked jigs slow for hours with nothing. I went to the coves and slowly worked a spinner and senkos with nothing. I even backed out to where my hummingbird 170 "located" fish suspended 4-9 feet in 18-23 foot of water and ran a medium diver with no results. The only thing better than being on the lake in these temps is being able to CATCH FISH! Have I gone to early since the front hit or should I take a different approach? I know I have rambled a bit but I am looking for any suggestions.....thanks

-daniel

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I havent been in two weeks. Im about the same latitude as you. Two weeks ago , I found fish on the depth finder and worked a Rattle Trap through them. Using a straight slow retrieve, ripping retrieve and yoyo retrieve. They all worked. They were mostly 10 to 20 foot deep suspended off the side of a point.

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dch03, trust me, it's not just you. This cold front is brutal. I fish every day and the last few have been tough to get much going.

I suggest you really speed up the retrieve or use a heavier jig to increase the rate of fall.

I'm just getting reaction bites right now doing that.

Caught a couple of decent fish tonight with a KVD 1.5 using a medium fast, stop and go retrieve. The air temps were in the upper 40's. I was psyched just getting a few 2 poundlers, believe me.

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Thanks for the info! Ima give it a shot!!!

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You might want to toss a hard, or soft, jerkbait, if the water is fairly clear.

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You might want to toss a hard, or soft, jerkbait, if the water is fairly clear.

X2 Jerkbaits work really well, the other things I like are hair jigs, hair jigs work really well for colder water, but they still have a great effect on getting fish to react on those stubborn frontal conditions.

Another trick I like is throwing french fries with a small nail in the tail end of them when fish are suspended as you stated.

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Idk ive was having trouble with that too but i started throwing baby bush hogs green pumpkin awesome right now

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Good ideas...ima try sine jerks and brush hawgs tommorow. I went today and found 6 in 4 hours!!! Not good but better than the previous days. All caught deep in the brush about halfway back in a cove. They were liking the senkos today

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