AN EXCEPTIONAL DAY
It's better to fish a lake before a cold front arrives, presuming you know that one is on the way. After the cold front, good luck. Don't expect to catch many big bass, if any, although there are exceptions to every rule. I recall another time when I was fishing with Lau at a lake in northern Florida after a cold front. We happened onto a trove of bass holed up in a mixed bed of hydrilla and peppergrass along about 200 yards of shoreline. We caught 40 bass weighing between 2 and 6 pounds by casting unweighted soft jerkbaits into the cover and then letting them sink to the bottom in 5 or 6 feet of water. The most important thing we did with the lures was noothing. We didn't move the baits at all for a minute or two. Then we slowly lifted up on our rods, and, if we felt a tightness or twitch, set the hooks. If we retrieved the lures in normal fashion with slow, steady jerks, the bass ignored them completely.