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Old 03-26-2013, 06:56 AM
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Default Re: Winter Smallmouth

Okey Dokey J, No luck today. But I did remember the thermometer And here is what I found. The ambient air temperature was around 37*, cloudy, and snowing off and on. I checked the temperature in a few different locations.

Below the dam in about 6' and 3' of water both read 41*
100' below the dam at the mouth of a stream it read 42* (very small creek)
up stream of the dam in about 2.5' of water 39*

As I stated before, the sun was not out, the wind was blowing and the air temperature was about 6* colder than the other day when I picked up the baby smallie and turtle. I did not see any reptilian life either on this outing but it is still relatively cold here.

This upcoming week is supposed to be mid 40's low 50's and fairly sunny the remainder of the week. Ill try to take some more temperature readings at the same spots to see what changes and maybe I'll catch a couple (doubtful).

So I hope this helps J. and will keep you posted on the rest of the week. Im curious now too.
Patrick Kinsella
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