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Double D
08-23-2009, 04:55 PM
Sat morning was a beautiful day. The lake was about 4' high and they were pulling out all they could. MOfishmgr (Jake) said he thought the lake turned over a couple of days earlier. Absolutely lousy conditions but everybody caught some fish. I want to thank everyone who showed up. Thanks Jake for the GPS tips.

MOfishmgr
08-24-2009, 03:45 PM
Glad to help. I was out at the lake again today working and the main lake has really cleared up so yes I think the turbidity was due to turnover. Can't wait to get out again.

APKape
08-24-2009, 03:50 PM
Glad to help. I was out at the lake again today working and the main lake has really cleared up so yes I think the turbidity was due to turnover. Can't wait to get out again.

Jack, on average how many times a year does the lake turnover?

MOfishmgr
08-24-2009, 04:36 PM
Usually once in the spring as the cold upper layer of water warms to the same as the bottom layer and once in the fall as the warm upper layer cools to about the same as the bottom layer. The lakes become stratified in the summer and winter when the upper layer develops such a large temperature difference from the bottom layer they can't mix.

bugman
08-25-2009, 06:54 AM
It seems awful early for that but everything has been way off this summer so why not that:confused:

MOfishmgr
08-25-2009, 08:13 AM
Yep it's early. But the water temps never really got hot. Our highest water temp at Smithville was 81. We normally reach the upper 80's on the main lake with low 90's in the coves. So the water temps didn't have as far to drop with the last cold spell. Add in a heavy rain event and high winds and the energy is there to roll the lake over. High winds can roll a lake over on its own. Only time will tell if we re-stratify.