I had this thread on the old forum, but since all the cold weather, rain, and wind. I thought I should repost it again. If anyone has a recent water temp or noticed any turnover starting to happen on any of the lakes. I would appreciate it if you could reply to this post. I am hoping to fish tomorrow. Thank you.
Post by William Bennett on Oct 26, 2011 16:15:58 GMT -5
this was just coppied from the original post. i believe rick put it on. that was a few weeks ago.. i just highlighted in and brought it here and it was posted on the 18th
also this is my knowledge of it and yes we are just about done, but tippie still shows thremalcline's Top cools faster than the bottom. Warmer water on the bottom rises. Usually bringing with it algae and such. Thermocline disappears.
Generally spreads fish out and makes for a tougher bite for a while. Varies a little lake to lake.The first, known as lake turnover occurs on many large and/or deep bodies of water. As air temperatures drop so does the water temperature of the upper layers of a body of water. As these upper layers cool they become denser and heavier. Eventually they become cold enough and heavy enough to the point they begin to sink. As this heavy dense layer sinks it displaces the water at the lake bottom forcing the lower layers to the surface. It is the unique properties of the water molecule which causes water to contract down to 40 degrees F and then to begin expanding at 39 degrees F to 32 degrees F that makes this process possible without freezing the lake through
Post by wallydiven on Oct 26, 2011 21:08:26 GMT -5
Ok Bill, being fairly new to this you now have me even more confused. In your first post you say Webby hasn't started yet. Your second post says we are about done. It also states in your second post that the first lakes to start turnover are generally larger and deeper lakes but Tippie hasn't started yet. So if I recall, Tippie is the largest and deepest lake in the area, yet it hasn't started and it's the last lake to turnover? Now I'm even more confused. Think I'll just go fish about it.
Post by William Bennett on Oct 26, 2011 21:31:03 GMT -5
well thats what i have learned from the years but also each year does tend to be a bit different.. and i was not trying to confuse you either, but when i reposted rick's answer to the question , that was done on the 18th and we are now way past that. THAT WAS NOT MY POST! i just carried it over from the old forum.
lol thats funny , you should just fish about it. i fully agree, this past weekend i was on all 3 systems in one day and seen different things on all of them and there was a thermal on tippie still, unless my graphs were wigging out, we need to get out and fish sometime
Post by Buddy Ellenburg on Oct 30, 2011 10:33:10 GMT -5
Tippy was 51-52 deg. yesterday and the water was in good shape! I would say that it has turned over. We did not have any follows, at all but I wonder if the storm that pa**ed thru about 2:00 p.m. messed em up a bit. It felt good to be out anyway, and I primed for the rest of the season! Good Luck to all!
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