• Rugged tubular aluminum case helps protect thermometer from breakage
  • Retractor/lanyard attachment cap helps prevent accidental loss
  • Easy-to-read temperature scale
  • Available in blue or gunmetal colors
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    Why Anglers Need Thermometers

    Climatic changes and fluctuations in water flows and resulting changes in water temperature have a dramatic effect on insect hatches and fish feeding patterns. As a result, a thermometer can mean the difference between catching fish or catching nothing at all. This laboratory-grade thermometer provides accurate water temperature readings under a variety of salt and freshwater fishing conditions. Measures water temperatures from 20 to 120 degrees F. Functional & cute.

    Warmer water contains less oxygen than colder water. As temperature rises and dissolved oxygen decreases, fish begin to experience stress. Conversely, if water temperatures drop below certain levels fish metabolism slows to the point that certain species of fish become nearly catatonic, and will even enter a state of near hibernation. Every kind of fish has an upper and lower temperature that it can endure, a a temperature range where it thrives best. If temperatures change gradually there is less effect than if there are sudden rises or drops.

    A thermometer can help an angler select between certain fishing methods, and can help find places in lakes or streams that have optimal temperatures for the fish you are seeking. Temperatures in Lakes and streams can be influenced by springs or tributaries. Oceans can have currents that run side by side and have vastly different temperatures.

    Find fish by knowing their water temperature ranges:

    Fish Species Lower Avoidance Optimum Temperature Upper Avoidance
    Fresh Water
    Bluegills 58-degrees 69-degrees 75-degrees
    Largemouth Bass 50-degrees 70-degrees 85-degrees
    Smallmouth Bass 60-degrees 66-degrees 73-degrees
    Brook Trout 44-degree 58-degrees 70-degrees
    Bull Trout 41-degrees 55-degrees 71-degrees
    Rainbow Trout 44-degrees 61-degrees 75-degrees
    Brown Trout 44-degrees 56-65degrees 75-degrees
    Bonefish 64-degrees 75-degrees 88-degrees
    Dorado 70-degrees 75-degrees 82-degrees
    Jack Crevalle 65-degrees 70-85 degrees 90-degrees
    Redfish 52-degrees 71-degrees 90-degrees
    Snook 69-degrees 73-degrees 90-degrees
    Tarpon 74-degrees75-90 degrees 100-degrees