2012 has been an odd year

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MJohnson
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2012 has been an odd year

Avidfly and TylerW inspired me to make a couple of graphs that I hope stimulate more dsicussion of the crazy observations people have been reporting here this spring.  

 

The first graph compares the average water temp at LD1 for the past 10 years with this year.  The error bars represent a 95% confidence interval around the mean.  The information in the graph suggests that fish are behaving as if it is the end of April instead of the end of March.  Should we hold the Roundup next weekend?

 

The next graph compares the average daily flow from LD1 for the past 10 years to this year.  Water flow through the dam is and has been significantly below average.  The data presented below provides some evidence for why fish are in such odd locations now compared to normal.  I wonder what effects such low water flow will have on the spawn and this year's generation of offspring?

 

Gunnar
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Cool. I've been wanting to do

Cool. I've been wanting to do this same thing with some of the rivers around here, but have been too lazy.

 

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Cast_and_Blast
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That is some very interesting

That is some very interesting data.  I wonder if the fish will get an extra growth spurt for summer 2012 if the warm weather is extended.

D.T.
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That is really cool. Normally

That is really cool. Normally graphs bore my balls off but this one is pretty dramatic. Thanks for showin it here. Makes ya wonder.

I think you are right when ya said the fish think it's mid April.  Because the fish are definatley in the mood. Milt sprayed the beach white last night from quite a few fish. The shorties fins and tails are also tubed up. Silvers too.

Eric Kol
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The carp are getting horny in

The carp are getting horny in some of the small ponds I've checked out this week.

Carpy Diem!