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Okay, had no idea where to post this question. It's not a post fishing trip report, but actually a pre-fishing one. Today and tomorrow are going to be the "coldest" days so far in Central Florida. Probably all of Florida, with lows in the low 30s. Well, is anyone fishing during this cold front? I might go fish today, but I'd like to know if anyone else is LOL. And what the heck do any of you Floridians do during these "cold" fronts? Peace....

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Air temp might be going down....................but what's the water temp? The fish don't care much about air temp unless the drop in temp is accompanied with a big low-pressure front. Depending on water depth, your water temp might hold up pretty well for a day or two and you might be OK.

I was fishing, and catching, in 25 degree air temp yesterday - but water temp was still at 44 - warm enough to get a lipless crank bite. Only problem was the rod guides and reel line guide icing up every few casts... :lol:

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Usually when we get a cold snap in Florida the bass get lock jaw. You can probably catch a few, but it will be tough.

The best time during the winter is after the cold front passes and the temperature starts warming up.

Unless it is tournament, I usually stop fishing. To pass the time, I usually just focus on the house honey do's, my golf swing, or football blogging.

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I'll be heading out locally to do some night fishing tonight maybe. I'll start with the top, middle, bottom. I caught alot of fish last year on cold nights on the bottom dragging plastics ever so slowly and usually the bites were very light. I did notice alot of little froggies take refuge in the warmer water on cold nights which I think helps the bass get more active? I think Goose52 is right, the water temp won't nearly be as cold as the air temp that's why I'll still start on top!

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No fishing for me.............

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Well, went fishing today for about an hour. Fished from a dock, casting to and fishing in about 6-8 feet of water with a lipless crankbait. Caught 3 in short order by ripping it and letting it flutter. One was about 3 pounds, the other a 2 and the first one I caught wasn't even a pound. Had fun, as this is one of my favorite techniques this time of year. So it turned out to still be good like y'all said, the water was warmer than the air. Wonder how long that'll last.... :D

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WTG! :thumbsup: If that cold weather passes through quick, you might be OK for a while!

Up here in TN, our air temp went down to 13 last night and stayed in the mid-20s all day today. Water temp went from 44 to 39 overnight, and it was a skunk for me today. Water temp tomorrow will probably be 35-36...I might be taking a few days off from fishing...:lol:

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WTG! :thumbsup: If that cold weather passes through quick, you might be OK for a while!

Up here in TN, our air temp went down to 13 last night and stayed in the mid-20s all day today. Water temp went from 44 to 39 overnight, and it was a skunk for me today. Water temp tomorrow will probably be 35-36...I might be taking a few days off from fishing... :lol:

Wow man... I guess I am blessed to have Florida's all year bass fishing season. That's harsh(13 degrees!?) couldn't imagine such conditions. Thanks for the input!

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Wow man... I guess I am blessed to have Florida's all year bass fishing season. That's harsh(13 degrees!?) couldn't imagine such conditions. Thanks for the input!

Actually - the weather isn't too bad right now. When I was fishing this evening, I cast out and the lure made a splash when it hit the water.............usually at this time of year, you would cast out and watch your lure skid across the ice.............. :lol:

Soft water is great!

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Actually - the weather isn't too bad right now. When I was fishing this evening, I cast out and the lure made a splash when it hit the water.............usually at this time of year, you would cast out and watch your lure skid across the ice.............. :lol:

Soft water is great!

Hahaha that's hilarious

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Went out yesterday afternoon, netted a few shiners and sent them out on a float. 2 of us got about 22 in three hrs. most in the 2 lbclass big fish was 7.11 and ready to pop.

Went out for 45 min tonight, took a few shiners to a smaller pond and got 2 dinks.

Lipless cranks have been doing pretty good lately. Got most fish on the drop/flutter.

They are out there, just be patient. Fish slow

Nick O

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can't remember who but i remember a Florida pro talking about how he fishes bull ribbits as slow as he can without em sinking when it gets cold down there

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I'm heading up today to pre fish for a Saturday tourney. Its going to be slow and the bad part is pre fishing in this doesnt allow the coverage of a lot of water.

BUT!! It makes you a better fisherman to learn what to do in these conditions.

Winds supposed to lie down that will be a big help, and should slowly start to warm.

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Im in South Florida in Broward. Ive been killing them with a Bass Pro horney toad. Just rig them with a 3/0 widegap, and run them on the surface by the weedlines in the afternoon between 4:30 till about 6:30-7. The bass are in that active prespawn feeding frenzie.

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I don't fish right before, right after, or during a cold front. They just don't bite for me.

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good for you!. You went fishing because you had the time to go. Didn't get all hung on temperature, or barometric pressure or moon phases etc.

just went and caught a few.

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good for you!. You went fishing because you had the time to go. Didn't get all hung on temperature, or barometric pressure or moon phases etc.

just went and caught a few.

Amen to that! Regardless of conditions I go when I can because you just never know. One of my best days came one day after a nasty cold front.

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