Nothing special to say about the temperatures this week other than the fact that the top 20' of water are warming up as usual - and the cold-water retreat is below. Stripers will not release well after being exposed to a fight in temps in the high 70's and above, so especially when trolling u-rigs or other artificial and you end up fighting the fish in those upper layers for an extended distance - keep that in mind before releasing fish this year - keep your limit and quit.
Water Temps - 6/23/14
Water Temps - 6/16/14
The summer water temperature profile is setting up with a distinct temperature transition around 20' Look for the temperature in the lower depths to begin to rise, and the top surface temps move into the low to mid 80's (lots of reports of 80-82 surface temps already on various days).
Now, if I were a Striper, where would I want to be..... :)
Created by Joel Janecek