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Life of Riley  
#1 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:49:20 PM(UTC)
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When it gets hot out like it is today, is it too hot to trout fish? I'm worried about fish being stressed due to warm water, less oxygen, etc.
#2 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:03:32 PM(UTC)
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Depends on the stream. Some have enough flow to stay cool, some don't. Only way to know is take the temp
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#3 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:27:05 PM(UTC)
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General rule of thumb is if the water temperature is above 70 degrees, stop fishing. Often you can find cooler water on the upper parts of spring fed streams. Trout seek out the cooler water and often move upstream when the water warms. Places where those cold water springs feed into the creek are always potential hot spots for locating Trout, year round.

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#4 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 1:49:05 AM(UTC)
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I know for certain it's too hot for me.
#5 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 4:04:59 AM(UTC)
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Our streams have been doing quite well this season. Although, I think all the dam warm rain probably doesn't help. Streams in the N driftless are about 6in. to foot high and flowing well. It more like spring conditions regardless of the 90 degree mercury. Ron
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I just walked out of work at 10:45 pm and it's 86 degrees out. I'm not even getting to the point of asking about the trout. It's too hot for the trouter.
#7 Posted : Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:12:16 AM(UTC)
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I was in the Northern driftless area yesterday and temperatures ranged from 52.8 on a tiny spring creek to 63.8 on the lower half of a medium size stream.
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