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nine-tiner

water temps

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So I was out last weekend looking for sunnies in the shallows on a local lake. Didn't find ANY. Surface water temp on the locator was 62.5. What is the typical temp for spawning? closer to 65?

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mid to high 60's for water temps. They should be around.

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I caught some crappies in southern MN Today with eggs still in them

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With the goofy weather we have been having some times they don't drop the eggs they just absorb them because of the conditions occurring at the correct water temp.

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Well I knew things were running late when I spoke with a customer located in Omaha Nebraska 2 weeks ago and they were fishing Crappies on the beds. It's looking like with this weeks temps things should get going. I remember a few years ago we hit a "4th of July" spawn on sunnies.

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a few consistent days of more than 65 should get the fish going, and they won't all spawn at once. The spawn should be on for the next few weeks.

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