Temp Track

Coosa Riverkeeper’s Fish Guide Program makes it easy to fishermen to get all the information they need such as Fish Consumption Advisories on the Coosa, Where to Cast a Line & How to Cook your Catch all in one place. Get hooked!

FIRST THINGS FIRST

HOW TO GET YOUR FISHING LICENSE

REGISTER YOUR BOAT

This map is all about the Coosa. it includes places to eat, marinas, public boat launches, and current fish consumption advisories. 

Water Temperature

The spawning period in fish responds accordingly to the temperature of the water. The bass of the Coosa spawn in the springtime when the water temperatures hit about 55 degrees. Fishermen track water temperatures during this time to better predict where the fish are- which increases the likelihood they will catch a fish! Each spring, our Citizen Scientists (from Rome, GA to Wetumpka)  take the water temperature and upload it to this map. Ever since we started Temp Track in 2018, fishermen have been HOOKED!

Pre-Spawn

40-55°F

The pre-spawn feeding time is how bass make it through the spawn (period where they lay eggs), where they may not eat for up to 14 days.

Wider & deeper points of the river, leading into a cut or small shallow cove.

Living in deep waters, feeding as much as possible to prepare for the stressful act of spawning.

Spawn

55-65°F

At this time, male fish will find a suitable nesting area and prepare it for mating. Then the male bass circles the humble home slowly and waits for a mate.

Shallow bays at the back of coves.

Bass are extremely aggressive to protect their nests.

Post-Spawn

65°F+

When the bass have accomplished their “goals” of the spawn, they head back out to deeper waters on the main channel to enjoy the summer.

Deeper waters, main channel.

High energy, looking to feed.

Temperature Readings
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