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Cold water...Losing my mind !

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Ok. I live in Delaware. It's been in the 20's and 30's at night and 35-45 during the days. I fish a local state park pond a lot because it is only a mile away from home. Two weeks ago I caught two small( 11 inchers) largemouths one on a small spinner, the other on a small crank. I have been shut out since and it's really getting frustrating. The pond is small, probably the size of a football field. I'm sure they're hanging in the deep middle of the pond, though the two I caught recently were near the bank and were very light colored. I guess my question is how cold is too cold? I've tried carolinas, texas rigs, jigs, spinners, cranks. You name it and I've tried it. The water temp. I assume is in the 30's. What would you do? Give up for a few more weeks or sit there for hours at a time without a bite?? I am going crazy! :o   P.S.   I hope it means this season will be outrageous!!!

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One year we had a mild winter and I caught bass on minnows just a thought.

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Looks like u either move further south or just wait a couple more months...lol ;D

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I was on the Conn. River last october and the water  was really cold. I ended up catching 4 smallmouth  while dragging a tube on a 1/8 jig head. Now this was really slowww. I set my two rods up and let the boat drift with the current (slow) and sometimes against it (wind). Sometimes I didn't even move. I sat back and enjoyed the view and ate, and i noticed the line slowly moving away. i'm no expert but i would say bundle up, bring some food/music and drift around while gragging some plastics.  

If at all, you will learn what Doesn't work.

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I would wait. I was fishing a couple weeks ago where I would reel in the line and get ice on the eyelets, so I decided that was enough and went home for a few weeks.

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Flukes are my #1 cold water bait.  Seems like bass can't resist the fall and such an easy meal.

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I too live in delaware, and I agree the weather has sucked! water temps last weekend were in the mid 40's. fished a small state pond in lower de. with no luck. All the fishin reports I have read only bait that is working right now is live bait around spill ways and channels! I dont mind using live bait but its too slow for me I gotta keep moving evan if its slow rollin' a worm from the deepest depths of the lake. But never fear temps risin and next week delaware gonna be in the60's do that will raise the water temps up a few more degrees where it needs to be and LOOK OUT! so good luck clooney maybe I see you on the water...tight lines...J.T.

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Want to talk about cold my lake is still frozen and I just want to get out there.  The ice is like 2 inch thick then like 3 feet of water then another layer of thick ice.  I can tell cause theres a creek right there and the ice is melted only like 20 feet out.  We cant wait for fishing so we just were joking and casted out a pole.

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I used to fish in CT in the early spring and I had my best luck with a hair jig tipped with a 101 pork frog fish slooowww on or around wood.  I now live in SE Georgia and I don't have that problem any more ;D.  Right now most of our fish are in a post spawn pattern.

Scott

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Haha yeah if there is ice on the line i would hold out for a week or two as well. But what we all need to remember is that in colder water the metabolism (spelling?) of the bass slows down dramatically. Therefor in order to catch these sluggish almost dorment fish we need to SLOW DOWN!!

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