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View Poll Results: Do you continue to C&R when the water temperature goes over 68-70 deg ?

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  • Sure, ... why not, someone else'll just fish in my place

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  • I'll move to heavier tippets to not prolong the fight

    2 2.15%
  • I'll go Bass fishing

    50 53.76%
  • If the water's too warm for the trout, ... it's too hot for me, ... I pack it in.

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    Question When the water is (too) warm ...

    On a trout stream, when the water is warm, ... say up over 65 in the morning and over 70 by 10h00, ... would you keep fishing for C&R ??

    Photo: Jaydub

    http://www.njflyfishing.com/photopos...php?photo=2506


    The stress (imho) on trout and salmon in warm temperatures is pretty tough. The added stress of a fight and release seems to kill them quite often.

    I prefer to not fish for C&R or simply pack it in and have a nap.


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    Chris, very nice job on this.

    Keep it up.


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    Jay,

    No, ... Thank YOU for the photo. We're asking the same question on FAOL so I cross posted your Photo (including the appropriate credits).

    Man, ... 73, ... that's warm. Got back to my homewaters over the weekend and the water was 47 in the morning and 49 in the afternoon


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    Now is the time to nymph riffs for smallmouth, stalk the flats for carp, take the kids out for bluegills, or hit a limestoner. Variety is the spice of life and the poor trout are just hanging on in most of my home waters. Oddly enough the Lehigh Valley limestoners are at normal levels - those limestone aquifers are still up from the past wet years and the April floods.

    In general I love September when the trout waters cool and the crowds go home. This year I wonder what it will be like since the early heat wave is severe and the cold water refuges I check have been clobbered by the drought. Fortunately, the YOY can survive in little trickles without competition from adults so the population can bounce back. However, those larger hold-overs we were blessed with this spring may be gone for a couple of years.


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    There is one more option, Chris. Tailwaters are often cooler, as are spring fed headwaters.

    Aside from that, sometimes you just have to pack it in, kick back with a nice Gin & Tonic, (tall glass w lots of ice) and dream of better days.


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    Jeff 'n Rick,

    Me feelings too. Since I don't feel like driving an extra hour up to the north for walleyes 'n Pike, ... we usually kick back for a few weeks.

    There are TOO many biting bugs anyway to really enjoy time on the banks. We usually hit the river anyway, .... with a camera and a picnic lunch

    You MUST see Salmo salar, stacked up in a pool, hovering over a bottom feed spring in hot weather to appreciate just how "uncomfortable" they appear to be. Poor things seem to be sweating. They'll "gulp" in water every few minutes. Looks as if they are GASPING.

    Fortunately, water temps are still in the low 50's here, ... but that can change fast.


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    My former in-laws used to live on the Narraguagus River, one of Maine's few barely surviving salmon rivers. In the summer the salmon would stack up at the cold water tribs and the accessible ones would be posted against fishing. However, some people canoed miles to find unposted ones to catch a few summer salmon - and these were some of the biggest fish of the year.

    The salmon runs on all the Gulf of Maine rivers in Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia are practically gone - hope the Gulf of St Lawrence rivers hang in there.

    Down in NJ, all the waters are close together. While not wilderness fishing - I can go trout, smallmouth, largemouth, walleye, panfish, and striper fishing in 15 min to 30 min from my door. Therefore, I grew up with seasonal fishing patterns that focused on the best fishing and never stuck entirely to trout all year. Wet wading for smallmouth in a small river is a really nice way to keep cool in hot weather and was a comfortable option in the days before anyone I knew had home air-conditioning.


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    Buckingham boat Ramp

    When the river gets too warm, I take the family up to Buckingham for a few nights. Did anyone else get the new brochure?



    Pictures taken before/after/during fly fishing:
    http://dcabarle.smugmug.com/Sports/F...79119552_XXeHe

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    Where are the babes D.?

    They were at the Long Eddy Surf Club on May 10th 2005.

    Photo at:
    www.delawareriverfishing.com

    and scroll down to that date.

    Surfs up,
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    www.delawareriverfishing.com


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    Re: When the water is (too) warm ...

    Dennis,

    Just to give you my opinion, I hate the new setting that allows a five year old thread to get bumped up just by the fact that someone voted on the poll, yet nothing new is posted. It takes away from the current threads with new posts, IMHO. Thanks.


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    Re: When the water is (too) warm ...

    I like the excellent use of an aquarium thermometer.


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    Re: When the water is (too) warm ...

    Quote Originally Posted by afishinado View Post
    Dennis,

    Just to give you my opinion, I hate the new setting that allows a five year old thread to get bumped up just by the fact that someone voted on the poll, yet nothing new is posted. It takes away from the current threads with new posts, IMHO. Thanks.
    I agree with afishinado.

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