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Lake turnover???
« on: November 05, 2007, 04:19:15 PM »
The lake in AR.(Norfork) has done it's anual turnover for fall and I was curious if you all knew about how long it usually takes w/ stable weather, to finally settle down to a good temp. for fishing? I usually don't fish much after it turns in the fall but i'm gonna try this year.I think.? :dance

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Re: Lake turnover???
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 05:34:26 PM »
I never have paid any attention to lake turn over.  I just keep on fishing.  Them little boogers have to eat anyway. :o :o
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Re: Lake turnover???
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 09:26:45 AM »
In my lakes, the turnover really messes up the fishing because the lakes are so small that it happens all at once,... on large waters,..it tends to happen in one area at a time,..so all you have to do is go to a different part of the lake that either hasn't turned,..or has already turned and stabilized! 
The turnover here is marked by normally clear water suddenly turning turbid with very limited visability. Limited visibility, coupled with cold water and fish that can be anywhere in the entire lake, top to bottom leads to very poor fishing.  I find that fishing improves as the visibility in the water improves,..usually in about a week!

This year,..I think I actually missed it completely here!  I was either on shallower lakes or the river at the time,..where  thermoclines don't develop , (so they don't turn over)..or it coincided with some lousy weather that kept me off the water at that time,...either way, I'm not complaining! ;)

By the way MBM,..the time between turnover and hard water is usually some very good fishing!  Just bundle-up, stay safe & slow things down! 8)
« Last Edit: November 08, 2007, 09:29:55 AM by Just4fun »
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