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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFanatic View Post
    thanx for the info!

    lol neva hand a pompie pull my fly, will surely give it a bash when next i visit the coast.
    WHAT

    You are in Potch - used to be the Varsity with the highest pregnancy stats!

    Surely you should be able to find a willing Pom-Pom girl

    Or am I mis-interpreting your post...

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    lol! laughed my ass off now!!

    nope i dont throw my fly at every fish i see..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFanatic View Post
    Micheal, the water temp was 18, and yes i measured it.
    That's why the fish were still in the shallow water. They only start moving to deeper water when it starts dipping below 16ºC or so.
    18ºC is still pretty good temps for them, to be in shallower water.

    regards
    Mike

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    Oh ok, that makes sense then. Thanx Mike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    That's why the fish were still in the shallow water. They only start moving to deeper water when it starts dipping below 16ºC or so.
    18ºC is still pretty good temps for them, to be in shallower water.

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    You sure? 16 sounds too low

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    You sure? 16 sounds too low

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    Oxygen levels, atmospheric pressure, hatches and other factors aside its around 16, 17 or 18 degrees but its not an exact figure as most think it is. Its got more to do with the level of change than the exact temp itself.

    I do know that I dont enjoy standing in 16 degree water when the sun dips behind a cloud and a bit of a breeze pics up
    Check your knots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    You sure? 16 sounds too low

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    Generally speaking...in summer, the yellowfish season kicks off when the water reaches above the magical 18ºC mark.
    But as David (Jocko) says...of course there's many factors involved to influence the fish being in shallow water or not...it's not a set rule...just a general rule of thumb.

    But in Fly Fanatic's case...the water temp was still okay (18ºC), there was no low pressures, etc etc...so the fish were still in the shallows.
    Last edited by Michael; 14-05-09 at 12:35 AM.

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    well, them fishies certainly liked the colder water, cuz they gave one hellova fight!!

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    Yes the movement of yellows is not linear it's a natural process.

    Also cold water more oxygen stronger fighting fish.

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    scythe
    Can you please describe where exactly are the different area's in a typical pool.
    Thanks

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