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Too Warm!
Post 25 Jun 2020, 08:20 • #1 
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Just FYI. My better half and I were in YNP yesterday. Took a close look at fishing the Firehole. I stuck the thermometer in several areas from the confluence of the Gibbon up to the little Firehole and found the coolest water to be 70 degrees. We didn't even string a rod. The water is already way too warm to fish there. Sorry guys. Look to another stream until September.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 25 Jun 2020, 08:31 • #2 
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Just like here in northern Maine. Crazy heat wave. All the brook trout streams are like bathwater. Thank god for some rain last night.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 25 Jun 2020, 08:40 • #3 
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I was explaining this to my wife just last night,
how responsible fly fisherman sample water temps in the summer months before fishing.

She asked: "What if you make the trip and get there and the water is too warm?"
and I replied: "You find a nice diner nearby, grab a coffee and some breakfast, and then head home."

She was quite impressed with that.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 25 Jun 2020, 11:01 • #4 
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This is a great time of year to focus on warmwater species.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 25 Jun 2020, 11:01 • #5 
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I’m currently in the Adirondacks. The Ausable has been a solid 74 degrees all week. Trying some bass fishing today.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 25 Jun 2020, 11:05 • #6 
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I feel extremely fortunate to have more than few spring fed streams in my neck of the woods.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 25 Jun 2020, 11:10 • #7 
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Last few weekends were possibly the last here in central VA... for trout. My friend just started fly fishing last year and after the last few weekends he's hooked hard. We were catching Bass and ~9" sunfish in a reservoir, after trout in the feeder streams. One day his "one last cast" was 3 fish in a row until they stopped hitting in that spot. He was using his CGR 7-8 wt I believe.

Bob


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Post 25 Jun 2020, 13:31 • #8 
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Water temp in the Gulf near me: 88.5 degees.

Today it is currently 92 degrees outside, with a humidity of 62% and a heat index of 106 degrees. NWS has posted a 'heat advisory'.

Summer is most assuredly here. Our summer rains haven't started yet, but they'll be along soon enough, and the skeeters with them. Hopefully the hurricanes will stay away, but that's iffy.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 25 Jun 2020, 14:46 • #9 
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Hellmtflies,
What is the status of the accomodations in the national park? I was looking online, and it seemed most lodges and restaurants are shut-down? I was looking to get out of Houston for a while this summer. Tempratures here are similar to Florida, maybe a little warmer here?


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Post 25 Jun 2020, 15:11 • #10 
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Heatwave in England too, hottest days of the year so far today and yesterday, not been able to fish for a few days, just garden casting today and I was sweating.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 25 Jun 2020, 17:54 • #11 
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Lucky to have spring creeks nearby. But it has been warm, I'm already fishing tricos.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 26 Jun 2020, 06:36 • #12 
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REHavis45 wrote:
Hellmtflies,
What is the status of the accomodations in the national park? I was looking online, and it seemed most lodges and restaurants are shut-down? I was looking to get out of Houston for a while this summer. Tempratures here are similar to Florida, maybe a little warmer here?



Thee Yellowstone lake Hotel and the Old faithful Inn are closed for the year. The hotels and motels in West are filling up but not at compacity as yet from what I understand. Traffic in the park is less than normal but I would still go in early.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 26 Jun 2020, 10:39 • #13 
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I thought the Firehole fish were adapted to warmer temps due to the hot springs? Not that I'd be comfortable fishing for them under those conditions either, perhaps just voicing a curiosity that lept to mind.

I am in SW Pa and was on a local stocked trout stream the other evening. Wet wading in flip flops(not that I recommend this either but car fishing from bridge hole to bridge hole on local water.....can lead to this). The smallmouth were on fire... my SFG 4wt had a pretty steady bend. Loved it.


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Post 26 Jun 2020, 11:32 • #14 
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Been rather chilly in West Virginia, just like last year. Lots of rain this month.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 26 Jun 2020, 13:25 • #15 
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Ligoniera1 wrote:
I am in SW Pa and was on a local stocked trout stream the other evening. Wet wading in flip flops(not that I recommend this either but car fishing from bridge hole to bridge hole on local water.....can lead to this). The smallmouth were on fire... my SFG 4wt had a pretty steady bend. Loved it.


That sounds like a huge amount of fun !


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 26 Jun 2020, 13:37 • #16 
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It does sound like fun. But I want to know what the smallies were burning their lips on.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 01 Jul 2020, 14:58 • #17 
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Thanks for the information about the status of the facilities at YNP. If we get out of town it probably will not be until mid September....Ralph


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 01 Jul 2020, 15:37 • #18 
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corlay wrote:
She asked: "What if you make the trip and get there and the water is too warm?"


A1. find a mountain lake with trout, and start climbing..
A2. find the nearest warmwater lake..

Same thing going on here in CO, the South Platte in Cheesman/Deckers is running 60-70cfs and the rocks are barely wet.
I went up to fish the Cheesman reservoir for bass, the river was lined for miles with a fisherman every 20 yards.. can't imagine they are catching much.
We were in Paonia over the weekend, the N Fork of the Gunnison is usually 800cfs about, today 50cfs.. the river looks very sad and bony..


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 09 Jul 2020, 15:15 • #19 
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"It does sound like fun. But I want to know what the smallies were burning their lips on."

Guitarfish I missed your question.....apologies.....the fly of the evening was a Murdich Minnow. Smallies seem thrilled with it and I believe that was the critter it was designed for...though I've taken a few generously sized trout on the fly as well.

Air temps of 95 today in SW Pa.......the beat goes on. :\


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 09 Jul 2020, 18:10 • #20 
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Ligoniera1,

Are you fishing the Loyalhanna? Just wondering because of your name.

Barry


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 09 Jul 2020, 22:06 • #21 
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Hi Barry,
Very good summation;-). There and a trib of the ‘hanna that is 4 Miles from the fort.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 10 Jul 2020, 00:25 • #22 
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Caught my first Brownie in Fourmile Run and almost ashamed of all the stockers I used to take with a Mepps along Rt30 in Ligonier.

Hope it was called Fourmile Run, but over 50 years ago and memories might be fading.

Also, used to be a big antique shop just west of Ligonier where I found some great bamboo rods.

Barry


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 10 Jul 2020, 12:22 • #23 
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Water is still in the 50's here.


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Re: Too Warm!
Post 10 Jul 2020, 12:48 • #24 
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I'm leaving real soon for S. Colorado . I've had enough of this quarantining . A fishing I am going !


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