How does a rise in water temp effect Trout fishing? It has been around 95 here for the past several days and the fish are not bitting like they used to. The Hiwassee River that I normally fish runs around 54-56 degrees all year, but with the temps reaching near 100 I know that the water temps are also rising. Could this spike in temps be forcing the Trout deeper and keeping them down until say nightfall before they start eating? Some fish are still rising at 7 when the TVA stops running water, but there is not the number that used to be. Is it useless to fish when the water is say around 62 degrees or should a guy just float nymphs and woolly buggers down to where the fish are? Thanks for all replies.
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