Lake and pond water levels

Discussion in 'OHIO LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by ohiocattin15, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. ohiocattin15

    ohiocattin15 New Member

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    Do lake and pond water levels help or hurt how the fish bite?
     
  2. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    everytime ive fished with water levels high I havent had much luck, but everybody has different opions, some do good with it up and some dont
     

  3. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    imo high water can be good,but if ya hit it when its falling,the fish usually head out.lower water levels usually come from heat and evaporation,which is no good,or when they let the water out of flood control lakes in the fall,but you can still catch them if you get to the right spot.
     
  4. ohiocattin15

    ohiocattin15 New Member

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    thanks guys, i was just wondering because it is supposed to rain this weekend and im dying for a good bite
     
  5. CatFuStyle

    CatFuStyle New Member

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    i agree with hunted, high water isnt always bad especially in spring, find the shallows where the sun has penetrated first and u can get into them pretty quick, also a creek mouth into a lake or pond will be a great spot too cause of the oxygenated water, especially after the drought last year, the club i belong to the lake was just not any good at all, already this spring ive noticed the fish are really going nuts and its cause of all the rain and snow melt weve had and the flow back in the lake. falling water is hard to fish usually when the water is falling the fish will back off the shallows and stage deeper and alot harder to catch.
     
  6. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Brittan .... They are many other things you need to consider other than just the level of the water. This time of year one of the most important is the water temp and another is where are the bait fish.

    Normally this time of year with the water temps being pretty cool yet the fish will migrate to shollower water to feed, because the water warms faster there and the bait fish will head into those areas.

    Look for the floodplain cut-off line and fish just inside and out side of this area.

    Also high water dislodges grubs, worms and other food that the prey fish and bait fish look for....

    Hope this helps some ...

    Good Luck .... Garry-
     
  7. ohiocattin15

    ohiocattin15 New Member

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    thanks guys

    i appreciate it
     
  8. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    thanks for them tips:wink:
     
  9. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    welcome to the boc