Is there a thermocline in Lake Michigan

8/23/15 @ 1:14 PM
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Rizzo22
Rizzo22
USER since 1/23/04
Is there a thermocline in Lake Michigan,and if so do you want to fish above it or on it or below it.Below has low O2 level correct?
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8/31/15 @ 12:08 PM
teamstratos219
teamstratos219
USER since 9/4/06
there really is no ideal surface temp to look for. what you want to do is concentrate on areas where there is a change in the temp.

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8/30/15 @ 5:17 PM
BWhunter
BWhunter
USER since 3/26/13
What surface temp would be the ideal temp to start in if you don't have a prob to check the demo sub surface?

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8/30/15 @ 12:48 PM
JamesD
JamesD
USER since 2/16/04
All good questions. When the surface temp drops on the big pond it's because the warm water has been pushed to the east side and cold water is filling up behind it. When the surface temps drop on smaller interior lakes, in the fall, something called turnover will soon occur where the warmer water (still only 39 degrees) hugs the bottom. That's not the case in lake Michigan where freezing only occurs in the bays. Read Big Santa's long post in the Two rivers reports section. It describes how to look for warmer water. Make sure you head out fishing with a full tank of gas.

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8/25/15 @ 3:31 PM
Rizzo22
Rizzo22
USER since 1/23/04
The reason I ask is When we get a west wind and the temp. drops to the 40 's what happens to the thermocline then,is it reversed ,warmer on the bottom than the top?

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8/23/15 @ 9:05 PM
denesox
denesox
USER since 2/1/06
Of course there's a thermocline. Where you fish in relation depends on the conditions...and yes, sometimes even below.

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