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Getting techy: Satellite temperature readings can help Great Lakes anglers

Want to make the most of your fishing day out on the Great Lakes? The Great Lakes Coastwatch is helping you do that.

The Great Lakes Coastwatch site provides surface water temperature charts based on readings taken by satellite several times a day.

Daniel O'Keefe, district extension Sea Grant educator with Michigan State University Extension, explains that two buoys in Grand Traverse Bay and Little Traverse Bay have "thermister strings," which means take temperatures at different depths in the lake.

"From a fisherman's perspective, you're basically looking for, during the summer, colder water. In the spring, you're looking for warmer water," said O'Keefe.  more...

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