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How To Beat A Florida Cold Front

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Had a buddy from Atlanta come down for two days of fishing. Unfortunately for us both we were involved with a major cold front. Temps went down into the low forties each night. Anybody familiar with Florida bass fishing knows or have experienced tough, tough fishing after a cold front hits. Usually the bass shut down for days up to a week. The cold front started on Tuesday & we were fishing Wednesday & Thursday with dampened anticipation for the next two days. Day one really sucked because of water flow problems stirring up silt & plant debris. Day two started out cold & foggy but the water was clearing & still. We started catching fish right away. Long story short we had a really good day. My long time fishing buddy caught a new pb & I did as well. We had about 20 fish between 4-5 lbs. Two fish between 5-6lbs. Three fish between 6-7lbs. Dave's pb bass went 8lbs-8oz and my pb bass went 11lbs-2oz. What a day for a cold front! The magic baits were indigenous swimbaits.

 

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Congrats on the new PB. Buddy!

Jeff

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Great work! Is that code for golden shiners? Lol..

Nice pics...

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This pic showed up on my facebook feed today. Posted by HawTech. I was like "Hey, I've seen that guy before!"

 

Nice work Dwight

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Nice fish Dwight!! Where in FL were you fishing? 

 

Lou I sent you a pm.

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Way To Go Dwight ~

 

You definitely earned and certainly deserve it my friend.

 

And please allow me to be the first to officially welcome you into the 11 club.

 

Congratulations

 

:respect-059:

 

A-Jay

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Sheesh, I'll have whatever you are having, that's amazing!!!! Many people, myself included dont have a personal best over 3 lbs max, and yet you've landed a boat full of 4 lb and bigger fish..... well done.

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Dwight that is an amazing hawg! Congrats my friend, some people fish a life time and never touch a fish like that. What lake was it?

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Man those are some Pigs Dwight! Congrats on that 11+

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Congratulations Dwight. I saw it on Hugh's Face Book page yesterday. I said that looks like Dwight :)

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Real Prey makes a bait that looks like those "indigenous swimbaits" you are referring to  :grin:

 

But unfortunately, soft plastics do a pretty terrible job at getting nervous when a big fish is nearby, that's where the real McCoy sets itself apart.

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Dwight, man what can I say you keep laying the smack down on the HAWGS, of brown and green types!  Congrats, now lets try to beat the PB soon!

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That wasn't just beating the cold front, that was flat out conquering it.

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D what a sweet fish, congrats on your new PB for it is a dream come true.... :respect-059:

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WOW!

 

What a fish!

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

 

 

:xmas-115: 

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LOL, it was big when Jeff sent me a text and it looks even better blown up on my screen.

 

Congrats man!

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Thanks for all the congratulations.

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Albeit a humble man, Dwight is our resident 'Trophy Master'.

How's this for record-class stats?:

 

Largemouth Bass     11-lb 2-oz

Smallmouth Bass      7-lb 6-oz

Northern Pike           32-lb 

Lake Trout                38-lb  
Walleye                     9-lb    

 

In a word: 'Incredible'!    

 

Roger

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