Re: Guntersville temp and bluegill


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Posted by Alex on April 04, 2006 at 14:16:46:

In Reply to: Guntersville temp and bluegill posted by RP on April 04, 2006 at 10:43:37:

RP, 62-67 on upper end and 64-71 on the lower end. These temps are only averages and could change due to severe fronts. These temperatures do not represent overnight temperatures. RP, looking at my records over the years on shellcracker and bluegill catch rates, the last week in April and the first two weeks in May have been the average times. Several years ago, Kerry and I went the third week in April and the Shellcracker on the lower end had already spawned. This is not to say that the spawning was completely over but we found lots of empty beds. Something to keep in mind though is the water temperatures must stay in the mid to upper 60's even at night before the spawn takes place. Water temperature in the upper 60's during day light hours is not enough. Good luck!


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