Catching 7 Species In 2 Days With 1 Lure (Pre & Post Cold Front Tips)

By: Luke Simonds on November 20, 2019
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It’s that time of year…

Cold fronts are starting to come in!

Fishing can drastically change in just a few days before and after a cold front, and for the longest time, I thought it was a waste of time to go fishing the days after one.

It’s cold, windy, and the fish just aren’t biting…

Or so I thought.

This video is a fun video that shows you can catch just as many fish before or after a cold front.

My friend and his son were visiting from out of town and the goal was to catch a ton of fish.

There’s a little bit of everything in this video including:

  • The best types of spots to fish before a cold front
  • The best types of spots to fish after a cold front
  • Why you don’t have to be held hostage by live bait this fall and winter
  • And what actually matters more than anything if you want to be more consistent at catching fish

If you want to catch a bunch of fish this fall and winter, this video is for you.

Enjoy!

Before & After Cold Front Fishing Tips [VIDEO]

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Want to see what made this trip so successful?

Here’s a breakdown of what worked.

Before The Cold Front

pre cold front snook

Before the cold front rolled in, we were fishing along the edges of grass flats.

We were throwing paddletails and either doing a straight retrieve or some twitches as we retrieved them.

Both retrieve styles worked for:

  • Trout
  • Snook
  • Tarpon (jumped two, but didn’t land them)
  • Pompano
  • Huge ladyfish
  • Jacks

After The Cold Front

post cold front trout

After the cold front, it was cold and windy, and the waters were a lot rougher.

On this day we spent more time hiding from the wind around docks, residential canals, and nearby shorelines.

The same paddletails worked, but we slowed our retrieve down a little bit.

This worked for:

  • Trout
  • Snook
  • Grouper
  • Barracuda
  • Jacks

The Most Important Thing

best fishing spots for cold fronts

Many people might see the first part of this video and think, “Wow, the paddletail caught tons of fish before and after the cold front… I need to get one of those!”

But here’s the truth:

The reason we caught fish was not because of the lure (trust me, I spent thousands of dollars on tackle early on and didn’t get any better at catching fish).

The reason it worked was that we were in the right spot.

But the spots were different…

So taking this a bit further…

The reason we caught fish was that we were in the right spot, and the reason we were in the right spot was that we knew where the fish were going to be.

We knew the habits and trends the fish would fall into based on the season, weather, and tide.

So if you want to catch more fish this fall and winter (and next spring and summer, too), you need to know the trends and how fish react to different scenarios.

The best way to do that is to join the Salt Strong Insider Club.

We’ll share with you the real-time trends, on-the-water-reports and tactics, and you’ll get a community of people in your area sharing with you what’s working.

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Conclusion

before cold front pompano

Before the cold front, we caught a ton of fish on the flats and around the edges of grass flats.

After the cold front, we moved in to fish docks, residential canals, and nearby shorelines.

In both instances, we used a paddletail with a straight retrieve or a couple of twitches during the retrieve, and we caught loads of fish including:

  • Trout
  • Snook
  • Grouper
  • Pompano
  • Barracuda
  • Tarpon (jumped two, but didn’t land them)
  • Jacks
  • Huge ladyfish

But the overall reason we caught so many fish was that we knew the trends.

We knew where the fish were going to be based on the season, weather, and tides.

If you want to spend years on the water figuring out the trends yourself and building your own network of anglers, you can do so…

But if you want to shortcut the process and start catching more fish today, you can join us and 10,000 other anglers in the Insider Club.

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Great video but I noticed that nobody was wearing a PFD. Hoping you will consider acquiring some and using them. The self inflating type are comfortable and could save yours or your passengers lives.
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Awesome article Luke, I learned a TON.