Cold Front Fishing Tricks

Cold Front Fishing Tricks

cold front fishing

Cold fronts are the bane of anglers everywhere. Whether you're chasing walleyes, crappies, or bass, few things kill a hot bite faster than the arrival of a severe front that causes air temperatures to nosedive and once-aggressive fish to sulk with their jaws wired shut.


Technically, cold fronts are just the tip of the spear, leading the charge for punishing masses of cool air that roust warm weather from the area. As a front approaches, fish may go on a rampage. But suicide bites fade fast. In their wake, fish activity falters, and many species hunker tight to bottom or bury themselves in thick vegetation.



Often associated with bluebird skies or wispy clouds, along with a spike in barometric pressure and cool temps, the post-frontal landscape leaves many anglers scratching their heads. Fortunately, there are ways to tip the cold front fishing odds back in your favor. To conquer cold fronts and catch fish when others can't, check out the following tips for multispecies success in the wake of a frontal apocalypse.


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