Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
LetThemGo

Water Temp

19 posts in this topic

Can anyone give me an idea of where the water temps are at in the Battle lake area?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

one word...

COLD!

As i look outside it is snowing and about 24 degrees, the lakes where steeming all day yesterday. Small sloughs that are protected from the wind are froze over. Good news is the weather should turn around and when it does the fish should be on a feeding frenzy....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was out on Tuesday and the water temp on a smaller lake was at 55-56....I'm guessing low to mid 40's by this weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, it is dropping fast. I took a swim on October 1, and it was still bearable - sort of grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last Saturday Ottertail was 58.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last weekend Big Pine was around 56 degrees.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. I'll be in the area this weekend. It should be interesting to see where the temps are and how the fishing is with the cold snap. I'll be out no matter how cold it gets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A lot of the small rearing ponds were 39 degrees earlier this week. you can bet that with the wind and cold temps the past few days, water temps will be down dramatically. Some of the small sloughs and had ice on them already.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got out on Sunday and the water temp was 46-47. Fishing was OK too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks again to everyone for posts. I also found temps at 47-48 this weekend. Fishing was slow for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wall Lake on 10-14 was 45.

Fishing was slow, got a few, but slow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Skeets, was that you getting off the lake around 1:30 Saturday on Wall? If so I was the guy getting on the lake in the red Triton 186. Fishing didn't get going until 3 when the water warmed a bit. The bass were on the points and rocks in 12-15 FOW.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I pulled out of the lake at about 3PM.

I was in my Lund Pro Angler 16.

I pulled out behind a pontoon, with two dogs taking a cold bath in the water!

I don't remember seeing any other boats on the lake...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone been out this week? Just curious at what the water temps are at now. Still hovering around mid 40's????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was 44 last Thurs. if that helps you any. Oh, and the fishing was good and the catching even better. wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ANY NEW WATER TEMP REPORTS. KEEP US POSTED ON THE ICE SITUATION. THANKS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Detroit lake was 37 today. Some ice around the edges!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pelican (Ashby) has been locked up with ice for the past few days. The ice won't last long, but it sure is close to locking up for good. I'm thinking 3 weeks until walkable ice. Ice fishing & turkey go good together, right? It's been many of years since that has happened.

Fingers crossed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just about everything has opened up again, even the small ponds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Wanderer
      Considering how old a laker has to be before reaching reproductive maturity, a slot may help.  The only thing I'd worry about there is having to put a bleeder back down the hole because it wasn't legal.  Then if a person wanted to keep their limit, that would just mean a wasted fish should they be able to get two more.   When I first started laker fishing, catching and keeping "my two" was a given if I were to have that good of a day.  Then it changed to releasing pretty much everything over the mid - 20 inch range unless it bled.  Now 1 fish in the 24 inch range would be my perfect weekend limit if I could choose.   When a person gets introduced to these addictive ghosts, it's tough to put em back.  There's a lot of excitement and pride in earning such a prized fish.  And I really enjoy eating them.  But in the case of Burntside, I would support a 1 fish limit, no slot.
    • Horseshoe_Don
      I decided to go watch them pull it out.   Never seen that before.   While they are working on pulling it out, another car is driving at them down the riverbed.   The officer has to run over and shoe them away.   The DNR might need to close that to traffic since there are a lot of dumb people.   Don
    • JerkinLips
      Great article; very educational.  Thanks for sharing.  I would be interested to know if having a slot limit on lake trout would help populations like it has with walleyes.  If so, why hasn't the DNR implemented it yet?
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Mr. B, Welcome to FM! June is almost always a good tome to fish for bass on the shorelines! Plenty of good bass country on the whole lake too! I do not fish for bass much but there are plenty of people on this site that do so you should get some good info.! Cliff
    • Ref
      Evergreen Lodge  -  Big Sand Lake  -  Park Rapids   Clearest water and greatest sand beach in the area!   http://www.evergreenlodgemn.com/index.php