Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Going to be fishing fayette this weekend and it looks like the wind will change to out of the north 9-13mph, Temps dropping 10 degrees, and a constant 100% chance of rain.
I was wondering what you guys normally experience with a large change in conditions like this? I feel like the rising water and nutrients washing into the lake should get the shad moving up a little shallow to feed on the new buffet and hopefully the bass to follow.
With the rain and possibly mud I'm thinking going loud with buzzbaits, spinnerbait, and traps.
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Fayette gets a little rough in high winds out of the due south or north and makes the off shore fishing pretty tough to near impossible. Depending on how much rain it gets it will also muddy up pretty quick in some places. The start of a cold front shouldn't turn them off too quickly but there is still that chance. Don't rule out a jig or a squarebill in the timber or off rock.
Loc: somervell county
Actually my experiences have been less negitive fishing cold fronts on powerplant lakes. Some of my most memorable trips have been on Welsh or Monticello in the freezing rain. The wind? Can't help you there. :-) Go fishing!