Beaver Island fishing report- August 3rd

The water around Beaver Island is warmer than Kevin has ever seen it. Folks trolling for salmon have said that there is 70 degree water eighty feet down. Not much incentive for carp to come up on the flats when the entire water column is that warm. Except for the occasional morning tailing fish, the carp haven’t been showing themselves until the afternoon when there is just enough temperature difference to make it worth their time. The smallmouth bite has also slowed as most of the fish have pushed offshore and spread out. Again, water temperature is everything up here and usually all the cold water is what makes the fishing so good- the fish have to come up on the flats. But with freak warm water spells like this, probably due to more than a month of southerly winds, the fishing can be tough. The swimming can be very good though.

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