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Knowing the signs of trouble and what to do can make a difference.

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Good reminder for everyone

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I will admit that I seem to have several of these symptoms once the the lakes up here start to freeze.

Of course that's more about a lack of any Heat . . . .

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It's been hot and miserable here in SC for the past few weeks. The heat index has been about 108 with 75% humidity. Even at 6-7 pm the heat index has been at 100. To make matters worse, the few times I went fishing the bite was almost non-existent.

 

But after work tonight the heat index is supposed to be "only" 91 degrees! You can bet we're headed out to fish after work.

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Most believe one passes through heat exhaustion before entering heat stroke.  While it often does, it is possible to get there in minutes.  Finding shallow water and getting your butt in, is the quickest way to drop body temperature. If you can't get shallow get a life jacket on and get in the water

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36 minutes ago, NHBull said:

Most believe one passes through heat exhaustion before entering heat stroke.  While it often does, it is possible to get there in minutes.  Finding shallow water and getting your butt in, is the quickest way to drop body temperature. If you can't get shallow get a life jacket on and get in the water

There is no swimming allowed the lake I fish most often .  Doesnt stop me from  taking a dip to cool off .

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58 minutes ago, Koz said:

It's been hot and miserable here in SC for the past few weeks. The heat index has been about 108 with 75% humidity. Even at 6-7 pm the heat index has been at 100. To make matters worse, the few times I went fishing the bite was almost non-existent.

 

But after work tonight the heat index is supposed to be "only" 91 degrees! You can bet we're headed out to fish after work.

That’s what I’m struggling with here in Memphis. One of the hottest summers that I can remember...and it’s only June. 

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Great reminder here.  Another key is to stay hydrated and not just the day of.  When i know i am going to be cycling in the heat i will almost drink water to the point i can't stand it for a few days beforehand and it really helps.  the same thing goes for fishing, especially with me being a kayaker and physical exertion helps.  I also wear long sleeve sun clothing and you wouldn't believe how much it helps to just dunk it in the water and put it back on.  Cools you off pretty quickly.  

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I went the other day, 102* and I had tried pull starting my motor at boat landing fir about 45mins. Thought I was gonna pass out, left river and went to a pond after cooling off some. 

 

Heat also affects your attitude, so just don't let it get the best of you. If I had a stick of dynamite in my truck I woulda blown my kicker to the Moon that day. 

 

Stay hydrated guys!

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2 hours ago, scaleface said:

There is no swimming allowed the lake I fish most often .  Doesnt stop me from  taking a dip to cool off .

That would be "wading"......not a jury in the world would convict 😎

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It's in the mid 80s here...at night! 😉

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2 hours ago, WDE said:

That’s what I’m struggling with here in Memphis. One of the hottest summers that I can remember...and it’s only June. 

Somethin's goin' on. Brutal winter with some of the worst freezes of my life, horrible spring, now a blistering, record breaking June.

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2 hours ago, WDE said:

That’s what I’m struggling with here in Memphis. One of the hottest summers that I can remember...and it’s only June. 

 

Last year we had temperatures in the mid to upper 90's with the heat index of 105-110. But this year the temperatures are "only" 85-89 and a heat index in the 105-108 range.  So this year it's the humidity that's the culprit and as we all know, when it's really, really humid out it just saps your energy.

 

So for me that means no more bike riding from lagoon to lagoon to fish. Now I take my car and park it nearby and I keep a cooler full of water on hand. No sense in taking risks.

 

And if history is any indication, we have about 2 more weeks of slow fishing in store, and then the bite is back on again. I can't wait for that to happen.

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Flag football is my side hobby. I generally keep my head buzzed. 2 years ago I was out playing in 100 degree heat with the sun beating down. Ended up with heat exhaustion at best. Completely red all over, second degree burns on my scalp, oozing from my head all over, faint heart beat, massive headache, nodding in and out. Bad bad bad. Ever since I am on top of 100 ounces of water per day and cooling off every 30 minutes. 

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Just because you have cooled down and re-hydrated yourself doesn't mean you have recovered.  Quite a few years ago I got cold and clammy while cutting the grass when the temp was in the high 90's.  By the time I got inside I was very light headed.  After a cool shower, and a nap, I was feeling better.  Later that day I went back outside, and about passed out when the heat hit me.

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Its a scorcher out there!  Its 97 degrees, the dewpoint is 71, and the heat index is 106.  YUCK

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Thanks for looking out for us A-Jay. I work outside, so when it’s time to fish it feels like a walk in the park. Being aware of your fluid intake and the way your body is reacting to excessive heat are key. Like some have shared before me, heat exhaustion and stroke can sneak up on you if you aren’t practicing awareness. I wish everyone a safe weekend. Peace out I’m going camping :P!

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Even right now at 9pm, it is 80 degrees out with 85% humidity. Heat index is at 87 degrees. 

 

That puts a damper on mowing the yard. 

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Once you start getting a headache every time you stand up it is time to drink water, unfortunately I usually don’t remember to drink water until I get to the headache point🙁

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" The BEAR " is what we call it down here. I've led an outdoors life here, and had some form of heat exhaustion several times, but only as an adult, and only while working.  As I stated in a recent post, we would play outdoors all day long in the summer and just get thirsty, which water out of a spiket would quench. Dad had me out in the yard working since I was a small child, and then playing sport's under tough coaches in the Florida heat. Then working on a farm + The all day fishing trips in all seasons.

So, I don't remember hearing of heat exhaustion until I was At least 30, when I got weak one day showing some temp. Workers how to plug a lawn.

The point is, it will sneak up on you when you least expect it.Hydrate well before you will be in a hot environment.Cocunut water and water ! 

The older ( and heavier ) I get, the less I fish between 10 and 6 here in the summer. I was out around 4 the other day and caught a few but it was miserable, even in the shade.

 

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The other day I was fishing a cove in mid afternoon and really started to feel it.  Stripped down to my undies, climbed over the bow of the boat, and lowered myself down into the water.  What a relief.

 

Also, good to take plenty of cold water (more) than you think you will need). Heat injury is something to take seriously.

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Snuck up on me a few weeks back.....had been fishing for four days in a tourney situation.  Last day at ramp...started feeling a heartburn feeling////stomach weirdness.  (note: I have a partially gone pancreas)

Anyway...one hour later I'm at emergency care...blood pressure below 50 and a needle in my arm with fluids.  They did a great job and got everything up and going.  Pancreas was not happy...almost read a 1000.  Funny thing was drinking what I thought was quite a bit...as was doing the peeing thing quite a lot.  Well.....lesson learned I hope!!

Good info above....be careful.....looking at your shoes and getting cold in 90 plus heat is not good.

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I'm too old for that now. if it's anywhere near 90 I just stay home.

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I'm an old timer...65 yrs...summer -- fish early in the morning...sunrise...about 2 to 3 hrs...by 9 am. in the mid nineties with heat index...it is what it is...don't even try to beat it...till the next time...

 

good fishing

 

A man's got to know his limitations... 

 

Dirty Harry Callahan

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It's going to be in the mid 90's here tomorrow. In preparation, I am drinking lots of water today. Will go to bed early, and hit the water at dawn. If the fish are biting I'll stay as long as I can stand it.....with plenty of water and gatorade on the boat, and slathered up in sunscreen. If they are not biting, I'll be home in the A/C by noon.

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