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A fun group for the person who wants just that little bit more out of there electronics or just has questions. A group of fisherman who know and enjoy there electronics and don't mind sharing and those that have questions and want to lerarn. 

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Garmin Striker 7sv 12 Replies

im looking at buying one of these units strictly for the side imaging function. do any of you guys know of anyone that has one of these units or has one of the other 7" units from some of the other…Continue

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Learning about and using the Hummingbird ICE 35 Flasher 10 Replies

Using  the Hummingbird ICE 35 Flasher -bottom to topHow transducers work-easy assembly see Manual pgs1-16 manualUsing Simulation modeTo use simulation or demo mode ,Push in top knob and turn bottom…Continue

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Anybody ever use these conversion kits? The manual augers are beginning to hurt my shoulders, arthritis in each, and I'd like to go to some kind of power auger. I can't afford to spend $400  or $500…Continue

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Comment by jim cosgrove on January 26, 2017 at 5:50pm

sprigs play into it for sure allan.many lakes i have fished in michigan and wisconsin are flowages as the lake is really just a large pool of a river or drainage system.not dammed just a natural feature.being farther nort the turnover happens earlier too.i usually try to determine where the wind has been pushing surface water to for an extended period also as it pushes the zoo plankton,minnows and everything that follows.the thermocline does exist and as David said can be a formula as certain depths can be eliminates even if there is structure,we always fish from shore in lake michigan in summer when the wind is west as it brings tthe cooler water into the shallows as the warmer upper layer is pushed across the lake to michigan.

Comment by Allen Morgan on January 25, 2017 at 7:11pm

David, thanks for that.  I hadn't thought about lower sun angles.  Although, the wind here is nowhere near as strong as down in OK.  Yes, it gets breezy sometimes, but not constantly like it does in OK.  I would have to plan my kayaking paddles by keeping wind in mind, and sticking to sheltered coves.

Another factor is ground water.  The bedrock around here is mostly limestone, so I'm sure we have A LOT of natural spings in the lakes.  That would disrupt the formation of a thermocline as well.

John, I had most of my luck fishing in 10 - 15 FOW, using a slipfloat, and presenting a tipped micro jig just above the submerged weeds.  One of the lakes I fished frequently, I would see decent gills suspended just a couple feet below the surface, over the same weeds.  I would also contact aggressive 'gills by trolling a small minnowbait, and hookup with a 'gill on a break into deeper water.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 25, 2017 at 3:57pm
15-20 ft is kind of a magic zone, it seems.
Certain species and certain conditions take you out of that range.
But if you think about everything you read and your own experiences, well...that 15 fow seems to be a fulcrum point.
Add to that, intersecting structure, and it's starting to approach a formula....
Comment by John Sheehan on January 25, 2017 at 12:36pm

Allen-,Dave- 15-20 ' was a good zone this year for me in two of the lakes I caught the best fish in .May through September particularly .Shallower than that as the sun got lower in the sky or if it was overcast .

 

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 25, 2017 at 12:02pm
You guys may not be getting a hard thermocline on larger bodies of water up north.
Wind action and the lower northern sun may make it dicey
Just guessing.
Comment by Allen Morgan on January 24, 2017 at 7:39pm

Early/Late open water is when surface temp is important.  Water temp in a stream is important for Trout fishermen, especially in the summer.

Finding the Thermocline with a graph-style sonar is usually pretty easy.  Just start turning the Sensitivity up until you see a fuzzy band in the water while over deep water.  Back in Oklahoma, that was easy, and usually showed up somewhere between 15 and 20' deep.  Once I moved to Michigan, I have not been able to find a Thermocline on a lake.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 22, 2017 at 7:06pm
Yes Dick this is more for when fish move offshore in summer
You remember Lake Murray - giant lake with mostly open rocky bottom.
Bottom cotour structure and temperature have importance them.
Find where They join and you increase your odds.
Here I'm talking about red-ear, bluegill, and perch mostly.
Comment by dick tabbert on January 22, 2017 at 1:07am

I would guess that would change like when fish are bedding then the fish know for what ever reason to go shallow to the warmer waters. Feeding has lots to do with it and most of the oxygen will be above the thermocline there is so much that goes into it I guess only the fish can tell.. 

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 21, 2017 at 9:34pm
Im interested in being able to precisely pinpoint the depth at which the optimal feeding temperature is found for a given species.
Its part of this season's experiment
Comment by John Sheehan on January 21, 2017 at 3:31pm

I usually only use a thermometer in spring and fall cold water periods too but was thinking I should expand .But I need to read up on finding the Thermocline on the sonar unit I use in the boat.

 

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