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Hey, just got another darn cold front, couldn't get a hit today (though I only fished for about 40mins). Definetly noticed a change in the water temp though when I felt it, dropped a few.

Give me some of your cold front tactics, some of the baits you go to when the water drops temps, particularly this time of the year.

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I'd say dropshot a wacky senco...I'm sure there are other tactics that work well..

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Jerkbaits and soft plastics, both fished extremely slow.  

I only fish straight tailed worms, but if you use ribbontails, then a cold front is when you have to throw the straight tails.

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Out comes the Sliders and 4" worms.  Clear salt & pepper with chatreuse firetail (or not) Kalins Weenie is my do or die rig in clear water 2 to 3 days post front when things are at their worst.

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Jerkbaits and soft plastics, both fished extremely slow.

I only fish straight tailed worms, but if you use ribbontails, then a cold front is when you have to throw the straight tails.

How are you fishing these straight tail worms? Weightless? On a shakyhead? T-rigged w/bullet weight? All of the above?

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Even though you have a cold front, it won't affect all the fish the same way in a lake. Some will always be able to be caught. You've already received some great suggestions above. I'd just add that (assuming you have a boat with electronics on board) you need to focus on specific structures where you find bait balls. Slowing down and downsizing your presentations is a fine approach.

Hard jerks (with long pauses in between twitches, not jerks) will pay off. My next presentation would be the drop shot. Don't forget tubes either! Fished on a split-shot rig, these can be deadly during post cold frontal conditions.

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Jerkbaits and soft plastics, both fished extremely slow.

I only fish straight tailed worms, but if you use ribbontails, then a cold front is when you have to throw the straight tails.

How are you fishing these straight tail worms? Weightless? On a shakyhead? T-rigged w/bullet weight? All of the above?

It really doesn't matter how you rig them, just don't move them much.  Make sure you are confident that the fish are in the area you are fishing.  When you know they are there, it helps you to be able to slow down as much as you need to.

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Even though you have a cold front, it won't affect all the fish the same way in a lake. Some will always be able to be caught. You've already received some great suggestions above. I'd just add that (assuming you have a boat with electronics on board) you need to focus on specific structures where you find bait balls. Slowing down and downsizing your presentations is a fine approach.

Hard jerks (with long pauses in between twitches, not jerks) will pay off. My next presentation would be the drop shot. Don't forget tubes either! Fished on a split-shot rig, these can be deadly during post cold frontal conditions.

I'll be bank fishing, I dont have a boat, and the lakes I fish are small lakes where you may be able to have a canoe, but a boat is not allowed. (Does this change anything)?

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either fish the thick shallow cover or fish deep where the front will not effect the fish as much.

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my go to is little jigs or worms like Senko77 is talking about.  Fish slooooow.

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Dropshot, splitshot, football head grub drug along the bottom. Very good techniques for cold front fish. Small baits and worms. Also, using baits like the Lucky Craft Staysee 90sp, using a sweep of the rod, then letting it sit there for 4 or 5 seconds, repeat. This is an excellent presentation.

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