As we’re past mid July one can only wonder where in the heck is our summer going?
Hi, this is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell’s Fishing Guide Service at Pine Knot Landing with your most recent copy of Fowlers Fish Tales.
Well dear Momma Nature got off her AC/DC ‘tude with cold and hot going back and forth like a yo-yo and now it’s just inferno type temps so typical for summer, but thank goodness we’re not like Palm Desert and Mesa Arizona where we just came from where it didn’t get under degrees anytime!
This week has made for one topsy turvy scenario on that majestic puddle as she’s acting like a fall turnover in the middle of summer! She lost a bunch of temperature on the top and gained a bunch of warmth on the bottom bringing the two back so close we’ve eliminated any form of thermocline anywhere. She’s currently 66 degrees on the surface and 65 degrees on the floor from the Dam to Papoose Bay, it’s 66 degrees throughout the column of agua off the West Public Launch Ramp and finally it’s 68 degrees top and 67 degrees bottom from the Observatory East to Juniper Point. This highly UNTIMELY mixing bowl effect not only has the water temps uniform, but the dissolved oxygen has spread uniformly also that our oxycline has ALSO diminished leaving no specific holding levels on levels not to penetrate. Having readings of 6.3 to 8.95 on the surface and 5.3 to 7.59 on the bottom is SO UNCANNY for this time of the year. We gotta go with it and be extremely flexable with depth and color cuz they can be anywhere right now. Hopefully this us a short lived phenomenon and things will return back to summer norm soon!
For the time being, we’re going with our tried n true of Metcalf Bay west to the island, 2 to 4 colors in the water and “Match the Hatch” with lights when it’s bright and darks when it’s full in order to keep a stick bent.
Paradise does exist at 7000’, grab your Grommet…Give them a tackle box, not an X-Box…and go teach a worm how to swim!
This is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell’s Guide Service signing off with your most recent copy of Fowlers Fish Tales.