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what normally do the bass to when there is a big cold front in the middle of there spawn and what would u do to catch them. also what r some ways to catch bass on the bed if u r in the back of a boat of a sight fisherman?????????

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well buddy, i can tell ya what i've learned in the last 2 weeks since a cold front moved in on me the week before and tx. the bass will go back to their deep safety, its your job to figure out what that is, it may be deep points, or you may still find a few bass still shallow on the beds. its a tough day either way, if i was you and had no control over the boat, i would just throw something totally different than the guy on the front of the boat. say he was throwing a chartreuse(sp) lizard, i would throw a senko or a jig depending on the water color.

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Same question from me.

You have high 60's to high 70's, then on tournament day it will be in the 30's with snow/rain showers.  How do you fish this kind of conditions?  

Remember.....I hate COLD.....lol

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The drop in air temperature, unless the lake is very shallow, doesn 't affect the water temperature, water is 10,000 times denser than air and it takes several days of sustained cold air temperature to drop the water temperature in a couple of degrees and the fish are not going to leave the nest. It 's the increase in light penetration after a cold front what affects the bite.

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i think its gonna be windy also so i probly wont have to worry about sightfishing but the temps have been 80 all week and they will drop to around 30-40 at night and 50 in day i wasnt sure if that would affect there spawing much at all. thanks

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Sorry to say but if you are a non boater and the guy in front is sight fishing, you are only along for the ride!! He will spend 30min. - hrs on 1 bedded fish, and still may not catch it.Then its kick the trolling motor on high and find another bedded bass. I guess you could troll a crankbait behind the boat when he gets movin good!---LOL

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they will move off the beds into deeper water if the water temp decreases a lot like 20 degree difference then fishing won't be the same for awhile...try and fish over or near cover like downed trees and timber...good luck

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they will move off the beds into deeper water if the water temp decreases a lot like 20 degree difference then fishing won't be the same for awhile...try and fish over or near cover like downed trees and timber...good luck

It would take a blizzard to drop the water temperatures 20 degrees.

I doubt the bass are going to move a great distance, but they will surely not be in a feeding pattern.

JT Bagwell

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JT,

So what would you start with for a reaction bait? Should down size big time, right?

It is 24hrs before launch time...gonna need some help on this one.

Someone will have a limit...there always is...no matter what the conditions...lol

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squid,what is the water temp that you will be looking at?

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JT i know i said that but i was just sayin if it did....they do go deep when water temp changes a lot so thats prob where they might be.....

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I like to use crankbaits on offshore structure, i live in WA and we get plenty of cold fronts.

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Squid I think that you need something that sits on their face long enough to cause the strike, something like a tube, a jig or a suspending jerkbait like the X-Rap or a Pointer barely twitching it every now and then so it doesn 't move too far from the nesting area.

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I just came in from prefishing on the Mississippi River and it was pretty dang cold. Here is a brief run-down.

At the beginning of the week the temperatures were in the 80's and the water temp was in the mid 60's.

Today the air temperature was in the mid 40's and the water temps were in the mid to upper 50's. It was raining very lightly. Just enough to make you cold.

Never had anything take a crankbait or a spinnerbait. Shook off several fish while using a 1/4 oz. jig around shallow wood. They wanted the bait moved really slow. The guy that rode along with me also shook some off using a jig and stuck one that was a solid 2 1/2 pounds.

We were fishing in roughly 2-3 feet of water.

Hope that helps Squid.

JT Bagwell

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Just heard, the water temp is 47, and we are to get about an 1" of snow...gotta love this area...lol

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Just heard, the water temp is 47, and we are to get about an 1" of snow...gotta love this area...lol

You might want to buy a heater that will run under water and sink it a few days before the tournament.That will be the area that will be holding alot of fish since it will be the warmest water around.They should be stacked up there,I'd definitely hit 'em with a crankbait first. ;)

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Just heard, the water temp is 47, and we are to get about an 1" of snow...gotta love this area...lol

I 've said it before and I 'll say it again, HEAVEN is on THIS side of the border, I have the AC running since Feburary.  ;D ;)

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squid,your title says that its a cold front during spawn....are your fish spawning under 50 degrees??Man,if thats the case-good luck bro!

But seriously....if your lake has stripers,you need to find a school or two of them.That will put you in the area where baitfish will be and at some point during the day the stripers will be pushing the shad shallow toward the bank and up on points.When that happens,you need to get on them quickly b/c it wont last long.Here in Va.,the bass will feed with/around/below the stripers,especially in real cold water (below 50)....

in the meantime,while the stripers are just hangin out over deep water,find them with your electronics,determine their depth and count down a bucktail to that depth.Dont do a whole lot with it,just mainly let it float through them and occasionally jig it.The bass will be there with them.

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