www.fishingspotspecs.com – Dial In Spots with Temperature

It’s no secret that temperatures drive the action in the bass community so it should be no surprise that some of the best fishing information flows from them too. As the Fishing Spot Specs(tm) (FSS) database grows more complex with information that runs both wide and deep simple searches begin to deliver better results. One of the most effective searches can be on temperature.

In most regions there is a rise in early season temperatures, a leveling off during the months in the middle of the season and falling temperatures late. This creates a parameter for data of its own.

Rising temperatures nearly always have a lower, ineffective limit. Fish just aren’t as active in cold temps but their metabolism speeds up with the rise and the evidence of this shows up in fishing spots. One of the best elements of this type of search is that the results are almost universal from year-to-year. This means that if current temperatures have risen to 65 degrees then a search done in FSS with a temperature range of 60 to 70 degrees during the same time period (May for instance) across all years should return spots that are active now.

During the middle months these temperature differences aren’t as dramatic but you can still do a couple of things to get good returns on spot information. First off, be sure the water temperature you are dealing with is stable. If frontal conditions create a rapid rise or drop in water temperature it isn’t a good time to rely on temperature values only. Give a change like that at least three days to set in. Next, tighten your range. Instead of a 10 degree spread go with a six degree spread like 62 to 68 degrees.

Treat late season falling temperatures the same as early season and a search on temperature can return the highest percentage spots available for that day.

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