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Old 12-05-2016, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, so my reading here and elsewhere tells me that I should be fishing in the few weeks before ice-on and that right before a weather front is a good idea...I may finally have ONE evening to fish. it looks like snow tuesday night into wed, how far in front of any weather would you get excited about fishing? I'm trying to decide whether tues evening before this arctic front will be worthwhile....
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Right up until the weather truly hits. Tuesday sounds like a great idea. You can actually use barometric pressure forecaster to figure it out. Wunderground forecasts the pressure.
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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if you want to fish, do so and dress for the weather. you fish when you have the time. you cant catch any fish if you aren't there.
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if you want to fish, do so and dress for the weather. you fish when you have the time. you cant catch any fish if you aren't there.
I agree completely. being self employed I have the one luxury of floating my day this week. I get one day, but I can choose which one. trying to learn how to make wise choices....and if I'm gonna freeze my giblets I really want to make sure I've chosen well.
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I plan to be fishing tomorrow evening.
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ok so help me understand this further, please. looking at weather underground the pressure is basically climbing now. looks like today we are to notice a perceptible drop in temps. Tomorrow the pressure takes a dip in the evening. my understanding is that either up or down would trigger fish activity. the climb today is more substantial than the drop tomorrow. add snow coming in tomorrow too.....choosing only one, which one? why?
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ok so help me understand this further, please. looking at weather underground the pressure is basically climbing now. looks like today we are to notice a perceptible drop in temps. Tomorrow the pressure takes a dip in the evening. my understanding is that either up or down would trigger fish activity. the climb today is more substantial than the drop tomorrow. add snow coming in tomorrow too.....choosing only one, which one? why?
I personally don't focus on the barometer. I think weather is more important. A good in-fisherman article: http://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/bar...sure-and-bass/

I'd fish today too. I usually do better when it's windy for walleyes.
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I'd fish today too. I usually do better when it's windy for walleyes.
thanks for the info and link! are you metro denver? Unfortunately I don't get two days, barely squeaking one. I think tomorrow I'll see if I can make my new chatfield topo map work in my favor and identify somewhere with a real chance of catching.
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if you want to fish, do so and dress for the weather. you fish when you have the time. you cant catch any fish if you aren't there.
Best advice ever.
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I do pretty good on pressure drops.
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