Salamonie Reservoir's oxygen content

Discussion in 'INDIANA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by dusky, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. dusky

    dusky Member

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    I was at Salamonie's website, checking out their stuff on there and I found some data that they collected in August. It turns out that there was no oxygen below 15ft. ??? I didn't think Salamonie would stratify that much! The thing is, I'm positive that I've caught cats around twenty feet deep outta there during summer months. And I think those were during times of regular pool level. Anyone else catch em below 15ft this summer?
     
  2. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    I caught all of mine from 10ft or less. There was a few weeks where i couldn't catch a fish at all. At this time the thermocline was at 2.5 ft??? really confusing.
     

  3. cjharrol

    cjharrol New Member

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    What is Salamonie's website? And how do you know where the theromcline is at?
     
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    typer181 Well-Known Member

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    The thermocline will show up on a decent fish finder as a dark line typically. Look for the schools of baitfish, they are often found at the thermocline depth.
     
  7. Fishgeek

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    Hmmm....catching fish below the thermocline? I don't think that's terribly uncommon. I've heard that some species with dip under the thermocline for short periods for some reason...perhaps chasing bait?...taking advantage of the cooler water? Catfish are pretty tough & can manage in poorer water quality than many species. BUT, if there's no D.O. below 15 feet, I'm not sure what to tell you!
     
  8. dusky

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    I got ahold of the Army Corps of Engineers at Salamonie and they said that I should just watch the charts they post on the site. They do those tests twice per month from about March until whenever the fall turnover hits. So, I'll be able to start watching the trends that way. They were reluctant to offer up backlogs.