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 Post subject: Water temps?
PostPosted: July 5th, 2017, 1:05 pm 
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Just curious- I haven't been fishing of late and am wondering what folks are seeing for water temps in different areas of the state? Is it time to switch to the warmwater game?

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 Post subject: Re: Water temps?
PostPosted: July 5th, 2017, 2:56 pm 
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It's been 3 or 4 weeks since I fished cold water... I simply didn't have the time. I was in Merrymeeting Bay Sunday, water temp was 72. I was contemplating a trip NW this weekend, super early to fish untill 11 at the latest. Not sure if I'll still be doing that, might just stick with the salt.

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PostPosted: July 5th, 2017, 6:04 pm 
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Baxter ponds last few days of June had surface temps 65 to 70. Trout could be found, even mid day, but it was getting tough.


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PostPosted: July 5th, 2017, 6:27 pm 
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74 Saturday. Done on the coastal streams.


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 Post subject: Re: Water temps?
PostPosted: July 5th, 2017, 6:47 pm 
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Haven't taken a surface temp in the kennebec recently but I fished the Madison stretch last week for an hour in the evening and the air temp. was 66 and the water surface temp might have been lower because it sure felt that way. No way of knowing without a thermometer. we also have had enough 55 degree nights and rain to keep it reasonable for a couple of more weeks I think.


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PostPosted: July 5th, 2017, 8:11 pm 
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This past Sunday morning Moose was 65 and around noon EO was 60.


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 Post subject: Re: Water temps?
PostPosted: July 5th, 2017, 9:12 pm 
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The only water I monitor for temperature is my swimming pool, and if that's any indication, temps are staying down this year. I also recently saw an article that said lobsters are shedding late because of cold temps in the Gulf of Maine. This makes at least 3 years out of the last 5 that we've been in that boat in early summer, odd when they claim the Gulf is warming faster than 99% of the world's oceans.


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WB was 58 on Saturday.


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PostPosted: July 6th, 2017, 9:39 am 
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The water was 69 degrees in Waterville last night.

Rory- that may be true for the early season temps, but the shrimp fishery has collapsed due to lack of recruitment in the shrimp population associated with warming ocean temps.

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PostPosted: July 7th, 2017, 10:52 pm 
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Well, correlation isn't causation, as you well know, but the same thing was observed back in the fifties - when temps were up to levels we're just returning to after a long cooling off period,


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PostPosted: July 13th, 2017, 4:05 pm 
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While I realize there are few opportunities to cast a fly for brookies in the Gulf of Maine, I find the temperature records quite interesting.

This site - http://seatemperature.info/july/gulf-of ... ature.html - lets you compare temperatures across years going back to 2009. We are currently running about 2F below last year and 5F below 2010.


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PostPosted: July 18th, 2017, 8:31 am 
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Interesting update on the water temps and coldwater fishing. A friend of mine lives on Long pond in Belgrade and he said that 2 days ago the surface temperature in the lake was between 68 and 70 wherever he went in his boat. He also said that as soon as you dive in the water is much cooler. combined with all the rain falling across the state I am sure that the good fishing will continue right in to August this year.( enjoy it everyone)


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PostPosted: July 18th, 2017, 11:04 pm 
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Dead River 64 last Friday


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 Post subject: Re: Water temps?
PostPosted: July 19th, 2017, 8:26 am 
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hatch wrote:
Dead River 64 last Friday


According to what I've read, since the Dead primarily drains Flagstaff (large with lots of shallows), it typically warms earlier than most of our rivers in the Spring.


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PostPosted: July 19th, 2017, 10:02 pm 
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the kennebec river in waterville last night was 69 degrees surface temp. according to a local that fishes there pretty often. 2nd hand info.


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