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Im headin up to Willow Creek/Granby tommorow and i have heard that fishing after a front can be tough. just curious about other people's experience.Maybe a tip or two to increase my odds!

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Depends what species you are targetting, a cold front in early fall late summer usually helps the cold water species fishing like trout, but a cold front on warm water species usally means you have to fish slower for them. You have to trigger the predatory response in them, as they slow down.
 

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A cold front went through here last night. This morning I stopped out at Lon Hagler reservoir about 7 a.m. right on the back edge of the front, still cold and windy. Caught & released 30 rainbows that hit on a little Mepps brass colored spinner, fishing at the water inlet. (The bad news: none of them over 11 inches. :mad: )

I have to say, these trout loved a cold front. I can always catch some trout there, but not like this. They were biting like sunfish.

Vive la cold front!!!
 

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Cold fronts definately slow the bite for most fish. It isn't the front itself in my experience, but the high and breezy sunny skies afterwards that are tough. Just before a front is usually great fishing unless your talking gale conditions.
For trout, cold fronts don't seem to have much effect, but trout are so vicious I don't think it matters. However, the high sunny skies following a storm are terrible times to fish for lake trout. Go figure.
 

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Fished Willow Creek Res. today and the bite was excellent.So i guess i answered my own question.Thanks

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I have never had troubles after cold front for warm water species. My wife and I went bass fishing Wednesday and caught several bass. WE just adjusted our presentations from fast moving jer baits to slow spinner baits. I believe that any fish can be caught after cold fronts just by adjusting your presentation.
 
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