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Average Depth For 45-54 degree water?

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I dont have one of those underwater probes yet so i was wondering if you guys know the "average" depth i should have my lines down in about 150-250 feet of water to get to the right water temperature...i know it changes and can be different everywhere....kind of looking to get a general idea though....especially infront of the whitby/pickering area.

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I was out on Wednesday and tossed a thermometer on the cannon ball. It was 60F 100' down. It may not be the most accurate but it's a rough gauge. My guess is go 20+' beyond that.

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I was out on Wednesday and tossed a thermometer on the cannon ball. It was 60F 100' down. It may not be the most accurate but it's a rough gauge. My guess is go 20+' beyond that.

wow...waters warm lol...so maybe i should try 250 feet lines down 120-150 and see whats springs up

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I was out on Wednesday and tossed a thermometer on the cannon ball. It was 60F 100' down.quote]

I'd be back on the trailer, can be on Erie at Port Colborne in a little more than a hour and try to salvage the day with eyes.

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I was out on Wednesday and tossed a thermometer on the cannon ball. It was 60F 100' down.quote]

I'd be back on the trailer, can be on Erie at Port Colborne in a little more than a hour and try to salvage the day with eyes.

what?

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He was saying he'd pull lines and go walleye fishing. I've also found there to be some amazing schools of bait fish. I wonder at times with so much food around it makes it all the more difficult to find hungry fish!

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Hahaha. We don't enter the derby. Strictly catch-and-release everything anyway. Only difference with the derby being on/off for us is the number of boats in the water and the wait at the launch! So we try to stick to non-weekend fishing...

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Was 54 degrees down 140 off the bluffs on thurs. Hope you got high speed riggers and 15lb balls ;) . Guys were reporting getting fish out of temp as high as 60' though.

HIH

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Was 54 degrees down 140 off the bluffs on thurs. Hope you got high speed riggers and 15lb balls ;) . Guys were reporting getting fish out of temp as high as 60' though.

HIH

We were at the Bluffs Wednesday as I said. We have 10lb balls I think. Only 150' of cable... that was before we had to repair the one. We may be tapped out at 130' down. Going to give the west end of the lake a burst on Monday. May run just the one rigger. Also, Kingsway was out of flea-flicker line and given we run 17lb mono, if we get a good fish on on Monday it could make for an interesting fight! You heading out at all over the next few days?

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Yep, hopefully tomorrow aft. Talked to a buddy and down temps are much better in the West end today. 54 down 45'. He fished Bronte and did very well. :yes:

Hey that's not too bad! 200fow out of Bronte? Keep me posted how today went... hopefully the storm doesn't send that cold water elsewhere.

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We went out yesturday for 7 hours...6am-1pm....didnt catch or get a bite what so ever....fished infront of whitby...100-150 fow...then went to pickering...100-350fow....covered everything....speed was right...people all around us catching fish....no idea what else to try...starting to get frustrated lol

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Do you have a speed/temp probe? Currents out that way have been crazy lately. Some days I have had to go over 4mph on gps to get a good down speed. Fish have seemed to be liking it fast 2.8-3.0 at the ball. :beer:

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We have a thermometer we toss on the cannon ball to check temp but no speed probe. What direction was the current going lately? We'll likely fish between Bronte and Port Credit...

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tyeetamer, thanks for the tip on 200 fow in the west part of the lake. Had a good day today. Got into some great rainbows and one fat coho. No chinook. Hit 50-150' down where it went as cold as 50F or so. Appreciate the tip! They all swam away for you to catch next time you're out.

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