Hunter Hedman displays a beautiful brown trout he caught at Bucks Lake. It took him only five minutes of fishing to hook the biggest fish of his life, he said. Hedman was trolling a silver-and-black Rapalla near the dam. Photo submitted
Heat brings an end to spring fishing patterns
“If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world.” —Will Rogers
The spring bite has been excellent, but the recent heat wave has put us on notice that spring is about over.
It’s time to adjust to summertime fishing conditions.
Trout are cold-blooded creatures, so they are very sensitive to the temperature of the water around them. They also need plenty of oxygen and colder water generally holds more oxygen than warmer water.