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  1. #1
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    Sep 2007

    Default water temp

    With the wonderful heat we've had lately, and some talk on the board about water temps, I was just wondering what temp do you guys quit fishing at? I know 68 is fine for trout to live in, however I'd say that an improperly played and released fish could still die at that temp... Now , I could be completely wrong about that idea, and if I am Id like to know..

    So the question stands, at what temp do you guys(and girls) stop fishing a stream?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Crossville, TN


    Personally I try to avoid fishing if its over 65 degrees but that's just, because I never do well fishing above that temp. Since I'm strictly catch and release, I prefer to give the fish every advantage after I let them go, and so I avoid fishing in warm conditions. I find the fishing is easier anyway if I go higher so it all works out nicely...
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Knoxville, TN


    68 sounds about right for me. It slows down at that temp anyway. I'm hoping to find 65 and colder tomorrow afternoon. Wish me luck. LOL

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    North Georgia


    Good luck! Maybe some of the cloud cover here in GA will blow up that way.

    I don't ever consider temps. I don't fish much in summer because it's just too dern hot!

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Hillbilly Hollow, NC


    I guess somewhere in the high 60's with the combination of low water will usually will make me think twice about fishing. I'm like Hans, I don't see any need to kill the fish. I can find something else to do or some where else to go.

    You will be OK if the stream starts out cooler in the morning and cools later in the afternoon. It's the times when the water temps are in the high 60's early in the morning and climb even higher during the day that I think are the most dangerous.
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