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I have been bass fishing my entire life but only recently got serious about it so I never paid too much attention to what the weather was doing until now. My question is about fishing right before the leading edge of a cold front hits. I searched the forum and all I could find was stuff on fishing during or after a cold front. This morning I went out to a small local lake before class and it seemed like I was catching fish on just about everything I threw. I caught considerably more fish than I usually do on this lake. By the time I left the edge of the front had hit the temperature had begun to drop, and I was getting almost no bites. My question is do bass generally become more active right before a cold front hits?

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Yes, generally bass do get more active before a cold front. The main reason for this has to do with barometric pressure. Right before a cold front, the pressure goes down a good bit and this makes the fish feel empty sort of. The food in their stomach feels like less, and they will become more aggressive and hit at anything that looks like food.

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The leading edge of a severe cold front - quickly dropping barometer - will get fish really geared up to for feeding. It will even last the day of and sometimes the day after....until the pressure rises enough to affect their swim bladders and drive them down deep or deep into cover.

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I have been bass fishing my entire life but only recently got serious about it so I never paid too much attention to what the weather was doing until now. My question is about fishing right before the leading edge of a cold front hits. I searched the forum and all I could find was stuff on fishing during or after a cold front. This morning I went out to a small local lake before class and it seemed like I was catching fish on just about everything I threw. I caught considerably more fish than I usually do on this lake. By the time I left the edge of the front had hit the temperature had begun to drop, and I was getting almost no bites. My question is do bass generally become more active right before a cold front hits?

The leading edge of a cold front is actually the back end of a low pressure area, the low has passed, the weather is clearing!

So what are you asking about, how to fish an approaching low pressure front or a cold front which is the approaching high pressure system.

The approaching low pressure is usually associated with cloudy weather falling barometer that creates lower light conditions that benefits bass fishing.

The approaching high pressure or cold front is usually associated with high wind, bright clearing sunny conditions and raising barometer. I believe this is what you are asking about because cold fronts are generally tougher bass fishing conditions for most bass anglers. The reason is most bass angler fish shoreline shallower water zones that are affected more by the bright windy conditions.

Under these conditions it's usually better to fish deeper water that isn't affect by the frontal conditions or fish deeper into cover where some bass tend to go under the brighter light windy conditions.

Tom

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The leading edge of a cold front is actually the back end of a low pressure area, the low has passed, the weather is clearing!

So what are you asking about, how to fish an approaching low pressure front or a cold front which is the approaching high pressure system.

The approaching low pressure is usually associated with cloudy weather falling barometer that creates lower light conditions that benefits bass fishing.

The approaching high pressure or cold front is usually associated with high wind, bright clearing sunny conditions and raising barometer. I believe this is what you are asking about because cold fronts are generally tougher bass fishing conditions for most bass anglers. The reason is most bass angler fish shoreline shallower water zones that are affected more by the bright windy conditions.

Under these conditions it's usually better to fish deeper water that isn't affect by the frontal conditions or fish deeper into cover where some bass tend to go under the brighter light windy conditions.

Tom

 

Excellent post WRB!

 

 

Mike

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