Originally Posted by mysticm
Now that you have the info on which streams / rivers to target for trout around here (Cincinnati), I would like to raise some awareness around handling the fish in these 'hot' weather times. Ignore the following if you plan to harvest the fish (per the DNR size regulations).
The waters are quite low and the increasing water temps cause the fish to get worn out a lot quicker than during cooler times. Try to limit the time the fish spend out of water (for pictures etc) when you catch them. Last week-end I came across a couple of browns that were floating dead in the water.
You may know all this, so hope that I am not being pedantic.
Oh believe me I know, i only have fish out long when the fly gets "swallowed"