Post By: strangebow Posted: 8/30/2020 2:29:14 PMPoints: 3884
Just wondering if anyone has been up this week/weekend. Curious about the current water temps. Hoping for some measurements more recent than last weekend., I'd appreciate knowing before heading up to find out. Thanks!
Reply by: Anteroman Posted: Aug. 30, 2:43:14 PM Points: 5395
Itís been ranging from 62-70 degrees, during the day, my sonar takes the temp about four inches under the surface. Antero has been averaging about 3-4 degrees cooler. Take care releasing your fish as they are easily stressed with the high temps. Bill
Reply by: strangebow Posted: Aug. 30, 9:48:53 PM Points: 3884
Thanks for the info guys. Was up at Antero last week, did well. I try to avoid Spinney in July and August due to the heat and stress on fish. Kind of like picking a fruit before its ripe enough....64-65 is usually my cut off. I'm asking around to see if the temps are lower/low enough at Spinney to give it a shot sometime this week. There will definitely be pressure on them this coming labor day weekend....but not from me. I measured 61 morning and 63.5 afternoon at Antero last Sunday, and we hammered em. Well, they hammered our hooks, we released them gently. I like to get them back in the water asap and hold them in the net until they're ready to go. My buddy landed this sweet brown, and was tempted to take him....I told him it's his license, his limit, his choice....but I also told him if he kept it, I'd never fish with him again and I meant it. Swam off strong too!
Reply by: panfishin Posted: Aug. 31, 10:35:54 AM Points: 8397
yeah what Anteroman said. I was at Antero on Thursday and Spinney Friday and Antero started at 59 and Spinney was around 62 on the north end. I can't wait for some of the cooler weather to start to knock down the weed a bit more and even more of the tanks come up. Although I did have a blast catching pike on a whopper plopper around the weeds in the north bay. One big one around 30" and one with a blue/green mouth which I haven't seen in person before. i'll throw up a couple of pics from my phone.
Antero was kicking out a bunch of trout but I didn't find much size to them, out of the 15 that I landed only 3 were over 16".
Both those browns are beautiful.. that pikes green mouth is really cool! Wonder if it's due to what the pikes diet consists of? Or where they reside most of their time in the lake? Or maybe something wrong with its health?
Strangebow, Good link on the brown egg gathering, Iíve been at the lake the last two years when theyíve been doing this, neat to see and yes, I donít kill browns myself other than one I had mounted back in 2009, he was gill hooked on a Panther Martin spin bait. and did not survive unfortunately. Bill