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    Weather Change - Effect on the Fish


    Looks like we have a major shift in the temps/precip beginning tomorrow. So what can we expect with regards to the fishing this weekend?

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    My guess is it will be wetter.

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    Can't say for sure, but this guy is going to enjoy the cooler temps.

    94 in Bismarck yesterday afternoon. 49 this morning when I came to work.

    That and the river is down a tish over 3 ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayKay View Post
    Can't say for sure, but this guy is going to enjoy the cooler temps.

    94 in Bismarck yesterday afternoon. 49 this morning when I came to work.

    That and the river is down a tish over 3 ft.

    AMEN!

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    I am going up to devils to somewhat winterize everthing but the boat. i probably wont go out --- the fishing has been ok - but i think you will see an improvement. This warm weather probably turned them on slightly.

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    I'm gonna head out Sat & Sun afternoon. Sure I'll have to hunt for them, but that's half the fun right! If you go out tomorrow...don't forget the rain gear!

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    As long as the temps stay in a slow cooling trend, I think you will see things really go gangbusters. But we all know there is a week of at least 80's left around the corner here somewhere

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    Usually the transition period of cooling water is really hit or miss(turnover period usually sucks). Once temps stabilize and start a slower daily decrease it usually gets good.

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    In addition to what Capt said, sudden changes in weather often manifest in tougher fishing for a day or two. Stable weather equals good fishing for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayKay View Post
    Can't say for sure, but this guy is going to enjoy the cooler temps.

    94 in Bismarck yesterday afternoon. 49 this morning when I came to work.

    That and the river is down a tish over 3 ft.
    I've been experiencing 120 degree heat indexes for almost a month now. I would do some things not appropriate for television if it meant I could wear a sweatshirt again...

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    I think the weather change in MT was a blessing and what they needed to get the fires under control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3geese4me View Post
    I've been experiencing 120 degree heat indexes for almost a month now. I would do some things not appropriate for television if it meant I could wear a sweatshirt again...
    Thanks for your service 3geese! I was in Oman in 02' from August to December...when I got off the plane it was 122 degrees! Hang in there brother!

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    Anyone planning to hit the water this weekend? The wife and I gonna hit Audubon tomorrow, then a buddy and I heading to Sak Sunday. Fished Audubon last Saturday in the rain/wind...caught a lot of small walleye...but man was it cool! Looks like Sunday might be like that again this weekend.

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    I am heading to Sak this weekend. Just haven't decided if I'm going Sat or Sun.

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    Last Saturday surface temps on Audubon were 60-62. All fish caught on spinners/crawlers in 16-25 fow. Guessing when I get there tomorrow morning surface temps might still be 55...but that cool water gonna start sinking quick. Fish will probably still be fairly deep...

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    Not sure if I'm goin to audubon or sak.... but definitely going tomorrow mornin til it starts to rain in the afternoon

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    Velva...if you go to Audubon, look for the ugly blue Tracker 16FT-WT...swing by and holler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndfinfan View Post
    Velva...if you go to Audubon, look for the ugly blue Tracker 16FT-WT...swing by and holler!
    Ya sure will swing by....i bought some purple demons while on vacation in Wisconsin 2 days ago since ther hard to come by out here.... think ill give those a shot, guy I know fishes audubon said ther working good out ther...i don't fish audubon much though

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    Some weather changes make em bite other changes give them lock jaw. I do not like lockjaw.

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