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    Fishing Report - 9/13

    Yesterday I made it out for a few hours of fishing. Conditions weren’t ideal: the trickle of water I fished was a steaming 82 degrees where I first measured, but I wasn’t about to let water temps stop me from fishing on my day off. I’d find a spot to fish, and do so ethically.

    On hot, low water days, the rule basically is NOT to fish any stretch of water over 80 degrees. So I hiked to downstream, and recorded the following data:

    84 degrees.
    87 degrees.
    83 degrees.
    92 degrees.

    So I kept hiking until I found a stretch of wild trout water at a relatively cool 80 degrees. And I found my favorite deep water pool. To my delight (and surprise), it was packed with fish!

    To measure the temperature accurately, you need to sink your thermometer down to the bottom of the pool, where the fish are holding. You just tie a rock or something to the thermometer, drop it in, and for whatever reason, the fish don’t spook so easily.

    At the bottom of the pool, the water was 79. One degree below the 80 degree line: fishable!

    As I took the water temperature, a few wild trout darted from the deep cool water, but thought better of it and went right back where they came from - as if to reward the hard work of the ethical late summer, low water fisherman.

    Ill post pics later today, but I peeled hundreds of fish out of that hole yesterday. It was as if they stacked up in the only pool cooler than 80 degrees in the entire stream...

    Best.

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    Re: Fishing Report - 9/13

    Still doesn't know the difference between a trout and a carp.


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    Re: Fishing Report - 9/13

    Apparently Beetles favorite S&M Dungeon must be still closed due to Covid so he can’t get the Luv’in he craves there , hence the fictional hot water trout story . I bet after posting this he raced off to the Drake forum
    Looking for a real flogging.Lol!


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    Re: Fishing Report - 9/13

    There's 30 seconds of my life I'll never get back.....

    A sinking fly is closer to Hell - ​Unknown

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    Re: Fishing Report - 9/13

    Way to mail it in Boob

    Quote Originally Posted by golden beetle View Post
    Yesterday I made it out for a few hours of fishing. Conditions weren’t ideal: the trickle of water I fished was a steaming 82 degrees where I first measured, but I wasn’t about to let water temps stop me from fishing on my day off. I’d find a spot to fish, and do so ethically.

    On hot, low water days, the rule basically is NOT to fish any stretch of water over 80 degrees. So I hiked to downstream, and recorded the following data:

    84 degrees.
    87 degrees.
    83 degrees.
    92 degrees.

    So I kept hiking until I found a stretch of wild trout water at a relatively cool 80 degrees. And I found my favorite deep water pool. To my delight (and surprise), it was packed with fish!

    To measure the temperature accurately, you need to sink your thermometer down to the bottom of the pool, where the fish are holding. You just tie a rock or something to the thermometer, drop it in, and for whatever reason, the fish don’t spook so easily.

    At the bottom of the pool, the water was 79. One degree below the 80 degree line: fishable!

    As I took the water temperature, a few wild trout darted from the deep cool water, but thought better of it and went right back where they came from - as if to reward the hard work of the ethical late summer, low water fisherman.

    Ill post pics later today, but I peeled hundreds of fish out of that hole yesterday. It was as if they stacked up in the only pool cooler than 80 degrees in the entire stream...

    Best.


    "Angling is extremely time consuming. That's sort of the whole point." - Thomas McGuane

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    Re: Fishing Report - 9/13

    Bring back the chirping smoke detector while fly tying videos. Those were a gem.

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