Who knows what "Turnover" is??
TURNOVER! Fall Turnover is and here and no it isn’t a dance you go to… During the summer the lake water “stratifies” in three layers. Warm on top, a mix in the middle somewhere, and finally colder. The most oxygyn is in the top warmer water and the most dense water is in roughly 40 degrees. You need to know all of these things to understand turnover. When the air cools the lake’s surface temperature enough and is probably helped along with a little wind, the water mixes itself up and the temperature neutralizes throughout the water column. This really messes with the fish. Bait scatters, fish scatter and don’t eat for a few days, and it takes a little while for the lake to normalize again. Well we are currently in the normalization phase of turnover… But now winter weather is coming and we won’t be able to enjoy it… without getting cold anyway…
So, I decided to make an appointment at a boat mechanic to fix and tweak some items on the G3 and, last night, pulled it out for the season. Such a mix of emotions when that happens, the lake is beautiful, there are no bugs, very little boat traffic, and the wildlife seem to be everywhere. As we transition from Grouse to duck/goose – to deer season be careful. Deer ticks are in full force right now. But, as always, don’t let that scare you. There is so much to do in the Borderland right now. GET OUTSIDE AND ENJOY IT!
Enjoy yourselves and I will SEE YOU ON THE LAKE! -Capt. Brad Krasaway (firstname.lastname@example.org)