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Old 06-10-2008, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: Water Temps - Heat Wave

As already mentioned, spring creeks and tailwaters will keep a pretty steady temp even in the hottest weather. A mountain stream will also stay cool if there's some nice overhead cover and some shade. Getting up in elevation definitely helps. A mountain stream will suffer in the summer from low water though, which will then lead to higher water temps. If your freestone mountain streams still have a decent flow then the fishing will probably still be good. I've had good brookie fishing here in VA in the mountain streams even in August in years with plenty of rain. Also good advice by fyshstykr to concentrate on the early and late parts of the day.
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