What is the ideal water temp for kokes? I've always heard 45. Was up at Detroit today with nothing. Saw quite a bit on the fish finder and pulled gear at the depth they were at but still nothing. The water temp was between 41-42
Fishing is still slow up there. Troutdude is correct, there is a bunch of snow melt running in the late and the fish are cold. There are fish really deep and hugging the bottom, that speaks to the fact that they are cold still.
If you head back out soon target the top of the water column. Most are reporting slow fishing but the fish that are awake are being caught are right on top.
Make sure your set back is way back there on the top lines 100+ ft minimum.
Fished Odell last Sunday, water surface temp was 38. Bite finally came on. Caught 130 by 10:00. Stayed at Shelter Cove Resort. There is still 4 ft of snow but all common areas are plowed and ready for us to use. Watch for jumpers early mourning and late evening . Jigging should be good for another 6 to 8 weeks.
Remember that surface temperature is not always a good indicator of fish behavior, it could be very different at depth.