Has anyone noticed the bigger gills starting to suspend out in deeper water above the thermocline yet?
The pattern is not in full effect yet. We have caught a few out in 25-30 FOW adjacent to the drops where weeds extend down to 20-22, but not like we would later in August. Best action for 8"ers or better has been right where those weeds end on the dropoff, 18-22 FOW and theyre closer to the bottom, like within 4 feet and not really flying up to crush it like they do when the thermocline pattern is in full effect.Has anyone noticed the bigger gills starting to suspend out in deeper water above the thermocline yet?
I was out yesterday as well. Same deal. 20-22 FOW was the number again. We tried 24-27 for awhile near where we caught them in 20-22 to see if the cruisers were out hovering...only caught a couple and refocused on the 20-22. The way the weather looks, that mid to late august thermocline pattern over deeper waters might not develop. We need a week in the mid to upper 80's and its only going to be near 80. My guess is theyll stay in 20-22 where the deep weedline ends. I will continue to report results.
im thinking that the thermocline pattern isnt going to be as good this year as it has been last few years. we needed the first two weeks of August to be in the mid to upper 80's to really make the top layer hot. Its been too cool, but then again, last year we SMOKED em in Septemeber when they were suspended. Just gotta keep at it and figure em out.I am starting to mark more and more fish suspended but active ones are still on the bottom