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Stupid Q: what does fow mean?

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Is it the actual depth where folks are fishing or the depth that the fish is being caught?

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It just means Foot or Feet of water. It just means how deep the water. Example I caught the crappies in 40fow.

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It's the actual depth of the water there, not how far down the fish were. It is sort of a way to tell people "where" to catch fish on a particular lake. Saying "I was on lake X in 10 FOW" is sort of a nice way to give a hint as to where the fish might be biting but not tell exact GPS coordinates.

You might be in 40 FOW and catching suspended fish 20 feet down. In this case, most likely you'll say something like "the fish were suspended over 40 FOW" or something.

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