Jump to content
5 Dollar Fishing Game

How Much Does Air Temp Change Water Temp?

Recommended Posts

Obviously a week of cold weather will make the water temperature go down also, and a week I hot weather will cause a rise in water temps. If there is one day of really hot or really cold weather during the week, that is probably not enough to heat or chill the entire body of water (especially ponds). However I was curious as to if the fish would tend to be more active on the warm day. We have had the last few days here in NC have been cloudy with temps in the 50's, this Saturday is supposed to be sunny and 70. Wonder if they will have more action on Saturday?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It seems to me that bugs are more active when it's warm. That would stimulate the food chain and make bass more active.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Water depth and wind also contribute. I fish a river system with an average depth of 4-6ft. A couple days of high winds and air temp fluctuations can change things drasticaly. I've seen surface temperature swings of more than 10 degrees in a matter of a couple days. Fish still need to eat. If you can locate them, maybe try different presentations to trigger them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The size of the waterway,depth and current all affect how fast the water changes. Depth and current(wind) are the biggest factors; deep water over 30' takes weeks to change temperature, wind will excelled ate the process. In general water over 30 stays close to 60-70 degrees during the warm water period and 50-60 degrees during cold periods. Under ground water is about 60 degrees. Surface temperature is a poor indicator of the water column temperature.

Tom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Makes sense. The one pond is about 3-4 ft deep and it felt like ice. The bigger averages about 10-12 feet and that pond was a little chilly. No wind here really though. I will try different presentations. :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also how much stain the water is will effect how fast it cools or heats up. Some parts of the lake will also be a different in temp depending on how protected it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...