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Josh Shepard displays a gorgeous deep-water smallmouth bass he caught just before he released it. With above average water temperatures, cool water species like walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike have been suspended in deep water though anglers can find them in mid-depths during morning and evening hours. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Warm weather/water affects fishing

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Elevated water temperature results in stratification of the water column. The water column is what you would picture if you extended a tube from surface to bottom and analyze the conditions in each "tier."


This would be comparable to what you'd see if you took a soil sample. There would be layers of black dirt, sand, rock, all of the elements in sections that show the timeline for our land structure, over decades and centuries.

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