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Old 02-04-2016, 09:29 PM   #1
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So the answer to this question my seem obvious but with virtually no ice fishing happening on Winnipesaukee what will the impact be on the Spring rainbow trout. Will we have a bumper crop or could we have an overpopulation issue. Just curious....
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:49 PM   #2
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Good question. My guess is that there will be more rainbows caught early in the spring. I myself don't catch many bows til June. I think they stock them with the salmon after the derby. Also, rainbows like the water in the mid 50's. I think the biggest up-tick will be with the Lake Trout. Any way you look at it is a win/win for spring fishing............Tight Lines
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:32 PM   #3
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I think things will be quite different early on in the season.

I agree with what Bob said about the bows, I also don't think you will find all the salmon right on top like normal right after ice out. I think they will be spread through a larger water column. Sure there will still be some on top but not like a normal ice out year. The water will be warmer than normal come April 1st, probably more like a typical May 1st. Taking water temps and checking your log books for water temp history will be key.

It will interesting to see if bait migration is affected, I can't see how it wouldn't be. I would assume areas you normally fish in May you will or should be fishing in April.

Either way it will be fun finding out!! I'm looking forward to it!!

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