Originally Posted By: esshup
With those readings, I doubt you will find any trout deeper than 5'. With proper aeration you will see O2 levels close to the same from top to bottom. BUT, if the water temp exceeds 70F, then the trout will have a hard time surviving.


Gotcha, thanks Esshup. I looked back at the readings I took this summer and my surface temp was 61 degrees. I would assume and hope that with proper aeration it wouldn't go over 61 degrees. I guess I should have asked what kind of improvemets in the lake would I see once it was fully aerated? Would that eliminate any chance of a winterkill? Would it improve fish growth? Any ideas on other things it would improve?

Thanks!


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