Spring run COLD snap affects?

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Jason Burnette
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Spring run COLD snap affects?

Post by Jason Burnette » March 14th, 2017, 7:59 am

Stripe in the rivers south of ATL started their move a week or so ago, now this cold snap happens and drop the water temps ~10-12 degrees. Water temps were hugging 61 degrees last week, now its headed to 50 degrees fast. What affect is this going to have on our stripe moving up river? Coosa was around 58-59, its headed back to 50 fast as well.

Do they hit the brakes and hang out where they are, keep moving up river, or head back down river to wait for warmer water when this happens?

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Dustin Pate
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Re: Spring run COLD snap affects?

Post by Dustin Pate » March 14th, 2017, 9:39 am

They'll just kind of hang out based on what I've seen in the past. It should prolong the river bite a little extra time when it's all said and done. It looks like a real warming trend next week and water temps should rebound in a day or two.

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Jim Davisson
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Re: Spring run COLD snap affects?

Post by Jim Davisson » March 15th, 2017, 2:23 pm

Staged up fish will move a good ways with the flow while waiting and so will the bait depending on the system. Heavy cold rain and muddy water will push both around some, last spring it did it multiple times and it really screwed up the run in one local spot for me.
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