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okay.  its really hot.  I think my town hit 100 deg.  thank goodness my non-air conditioned home has excellent insulation.  it stays very tolerable. 

 

I washed my work car at 6:00pm and almost had to take a knee and hose myself down. :)

 

fishing.  Clearlake? nope.  Berryessa?  nope.  way too hot!  I think I am gonna launch my kayak closer to the ocean, so the breeze can blow across me so I dont die.  its RIVER fishing time!!  reports later!!  my truck is loaded.  

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I start my fishing day at 4 am and off the water at 8 am. We hit 105 several times this past week. This is the season of late night fishing, sunset to midnight. Or, before sunrise until you can't handle the heat. We have the dry heat with no wind or humidity. Gotta love the south valley. 

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Depending on the body of water, 100+ temps don't bother me, in fact, I fished a small club tourney at DVL, where it was 105, the heat was good to me, won a tad over $ 200.00 for 4 hrs of fishing.

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When you fished tournaments like I did, you had no choice but to deal with the elements.  In the summer, this means heat and sweat.  Sometimes it gets so hot it seems you can't breath.  Fish don't have this problem as they can move to where they are most comfortable.  You can catch bass in 100 degree weather if you fish where they are.  Here in Florida, our bass are parked in heavy cover or sitting under docks in the summer heat of day.

 

How you dress has a huge effect on how comfortable you are when fishing in heat. Years ago, I would throw on a pair of shorts and a tee shirt.  Today, I fish in long sleeved shirts and shorts.  What you want is a shirt designed for hot weather. The material is thin and air blows in and around you. Shirts designed for fishing are one of the best new things to come along. The hat I use makes me look dorky.  It's not fancy or stylish.  It doesn't have tournament or sponsor patches.  It absorbs sweat, covers my head, ears and neck and has holes so air can flow through. 

 

I remember a summer tournament we had where everyone was fishing close together out in the middle of the lake. It was as hot as I can remember with no breeze.  One of our members was fishing alone.  As I watched him fish, he fell over in the boat and passed out.  We got to him fast and he had heat stroke.  Luckily we got to him quickly or it would have been much worse.  Drink a lot of water and be aware that you may not be as strong as you think.

 

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2 hours ago, Captain Phil said:

Drink a lot of water and be aware that you may not be as strong as you think.

 

The best advice, right here. If you aren't peeing at all, you're dehydrated. You have to keep drinking water, and be alert to the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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It was 80* here at 6:00 this morning. With temps running in the mid 90s and heat index of 105*. Between the extreme heat and the gas prices I will be staying home until it cools off some. I don't tolerate extreme heat very well anymore.

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Too windy, too much rain, too hot is what the OP whines about in 1 month. 

Get a life a go fishing!

Tom

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I hate winter, freezing temps, hard water.  Enough so, that I resolved years ago NOT to complain about the heat.  I don't necessarily relish it when it's 96...degrees and humidity....but I will work with and around it in order to fish.

For me, the far bigger problem with hot summer days, is the severe pop up thunderstorms that come along so often.

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6 hours ago, WRB said:

Too windy, too much rain, too hot is what the OP whines about in 1 month. 

Get a life a go fishing!

Tom

Can you do me a favor and ignore all my threads :)

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14 hours ago, Log Catcher said:

It was 80* here at 6:00 this morning. With temps running in the mid 90s and heat index of 105*. Between the extreme heat and the gas prices I will be staying home until it cools off some. I don't tolerate extreme heat very well anymore.

 

This is me too.  It was unbearable here yesterday.  Similar to what you described.  Not only do I refuse to fish in it, I can't hardly do anything outside in it.  I generally just huddle in my basement with the AC blasting.

 

I have a pretty high tolerance for the cold, but minimal tolerance for that kind of heat and humidity.  Sun and Mon here look just as bad.  We are getting a few days of just 80 now with lower humidity so I might try to get out before the next heat wave bakes us.

 

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38 minutes ago, gimruis said:

I might try to get out before the next heat wave bakes us.

I'm getting withdrawals myself - so Friday morn I'm gonna do a little shore fishing.

Sunday and Monday they're still predicting it to be worse than yesterday...which was...

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The F-9 is getting there - sometime next week I should have everything done (crosses fingers)

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9 hours ago, gimruis said:

 

This is me too.  It was unbearable here yesterday.  Similar to what you described.  Not only do I refuse to fish in it, I can't hardly do anything outside in it.  I generally just huddle in my basement with the AC blasting.

 

I have a pretty high tolerance for the cold, but minimal tolerance for that kind of heat and humidity.  Sun and Mon here look just as bad.  We are getting a few days of just 80 now with lower humidity so I might try to get out before the next heat wave bakes us.

 

We are living the same life right now. I am spending most of my time in the basement. I need to be doing some work outside but it is so hot and miserable I can't do it. It is supposed to cool off for the weekend and then get even hotter next week.

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11 hours ago, Darth-Baiter said:

Can you do me a favor and ignore all my threads :)

Y'all would make great fishing partners. Yin and Yang

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I came in from fishing the other day beat down from the heat and might of been complaining. So my brillant wife said grab the laser temp guage and see what it reads. The pics is after being in the garage for 30 minutes. I looked up 140 burns and it said 6 yes six seconds of contact can cause 3rd degree burns. Why I'm working my worm in the dark right now.

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11 hours ago, Darth-Baiter said:

Can you do me a favor and ignore all my threads :)

Yep!

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After reading all these posts from my fellow anglers East of the Rockies, I rather fish in 110 dry heat than in the humid heat. I will not complain again. I love our dry heat. ?

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I wish I could complain about the heat and fishing. But alas I’m I. The SW dealing with wildfires counting down the days to go home and spend time with the family and if I have a moment maybe wet a line. If given that opportunity heat wind rain snow or sleet won’t stop me. But lightning and my family’s sad eyes will!!!

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21 hours ago, Tennessee Boy said:

I launched at 6:00 am and pulled out at 11:00 am today.  The heat just sucks the energy out of you.

I'm intending to go tomorrow for a few hours.  The high tomorrow here is about 85 so it should be tolerable in the morning when its in the 60's.  I am going to try and be on the water at sunrise.

 

Sunday and Monday you will find me in my basement with the AC blasting as a nasty heat wave is on tap.

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i got my first Delta Striped bass this weekend .  it was warm out.  i would jump off my kayak to cool off.  it was nice practicing my reentry, just in case of an accidental "get off".  

 

it felt so nice jumping into 75 deg water. 

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On 6/21/2022 at 8:19 AM, Darth-Baiter said:

i got my first Delta Striped bass this weekend .  it was warm out.  i would jump off my kayak to cool off.  it was nice practicing my reentry, just in case of an accidental "get off".  

 

it felt so nice jumping into 75 deg water. 

 

Cool, surprised it took so long to get a striper! I love stripes, they are fun!

 

I may fish this evening for first time in awhile, and I'd better hurry. 6:40 pm already. It's 88 right now. Not too bad but not real motivated, which is why I will go. I haven't felt the desire to fish lately so gonna see what's up with that.

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