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Post Posted: 09:24am - Oct 28,10 
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So we had this mother of a front move in Monday night/Tuesday morning. We had stable warm weather the end of last week and through the weekend. Theoretically fishing should be very good right before frontal passage, no?

I was fishing the chain Monday for Bass then Muskie and didn’t catch squat! The people I chatted with by the ramp didn’t do any good either. Water temps were 58/59 degrees. There was an overcast sky most of the afternoon and plenty of chop….what gives??? :?

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Post Posted: 09:43am - Oct 28,10 
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what lake were those temps?

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Post Posted: 09:47am - Oct 28,10 
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I have had it go both ways. Super hot action where you couldn't keep them off the line and stone cold dead. Not sure but I think it has to do with the barometric pressure and how that relates to the actual storm front. I think its a timing issue, you gotta be fishing just before the barometer starts dropping to hit it hot. Again, I am not positive about this, like I said I have seen it go both ways.

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Post Posted: 09:49am - Oct 28,10 
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Grass, Ackermans channel, Fox, Petite, Spring, Bluff and Marie.

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Post Posted: 09:51am - Oct 28,10 
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deadeye2 wrote:
. I think its a timing issue, you gotta be fishing just before the barometer starts dropping to hit it hot



So you're thinking it could be a small window of opportunity....maybe a couple hours or so??

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Post Posted: 09:54am - Oct 28,10 
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I fished on Monday too, also expecting a better day. I was a long way from the Fox Chain, The Kankakee River, I did manage fish, but not to meet my high hopes. Oh well, guess I'm gonna have to go out again, Darn! :wink: :wink:

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Post Posted: 09:58am - Oct 28,10 
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I believe it's the way the barometer moves, a slow steady decrease is usually good, drop like a stone (which is what happened with this front) and it has a negative effect. Fishing was good the days and hours before the pressure took the plunge from 29.80.

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Post Posted: 09:59am - Oct 28,10 
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I read somewhere that it's not so much the barometric pressure that makes fish bite/not bite but that the bait moves and the game fish follow so effectively, you end up fishing where there are no fish. Can't catch fish if they aren't there. Not sure what all it said as it's been a while and I can't catch fish anyhow.

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Post Posted: 10:00am - Oct 28,10 
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Of course, I could be all wrong too.

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Post Posted: 10:03am - Oct 28,10 
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Esox Tracker wrote:
I believe it's the way the barometer moves, a slow steady decrease is usually good, drop like a stone (which is what happened with this front) and it has a negative effect. Fishing was good the days and hours before the pressure took the plunge from 29.80.


This kinda makes sense. UGH! shoulda went out Friday! :cuss


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Of course, I could be all wrong too.


LOL!

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Post Posted: 05:59pm - Nov 10,10 
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Pops, I thought you were wrong once but I was mistaken.......or was that me?

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Post Posted: 06:11pm - Nov 10,10 
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Yes

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