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Even in Maine, it's going to reach 90 degrees one day and 92 degrees the next. 

On 6/14/2024 at 8:40 PM, Spankey said:

You guys are not alone. But you can hear some crazy crap out there at night. Fox and coyotes make some weird noises. Noise most people have never heard before. 

 

So true. If I haven't slept alone in the wilderness for a while, my first night in the bush isn't easy because I'm not acclimated to the racket. Night is when most critters awaken and live their lives.

 

I was once on an island in the wilderness and I heard something big swimming out to me.

 

"What now?" I wondered.

 

Then I heard the clomp, clomp of its hooves on the rocky island and the water dripping off it. So, I unzipped and shined a light on the bull moose. Luckily, it swam off. I have had bears quite close to me too. 

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It got in to the 90s here today. I stayed inside where it is cool most of the day. I forgot to mention in an earlier post that the ones getting rain are the lucky ones. We are looking at about a 10 day stretch before we have a shot at getting any rain.

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heard a bobcat kill a rabbit not more than 100 yards from me when I was like 10 doing an all night fishing night...what a time.

 

For a period in my life I owned night vision and if you sit in the woods quiet enough the activity at night vs day is noteworthy. We all know it but to see it was pretty cool. I'm sure my smell tipped them off I was there but wasnt bothered and didnt seem to deter them.

 

I'll be in NY this coming week and its scheduled to get to 98 by friday...crazy I go north expecting some milder temps and its actually hotter than NC. 

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12 hours ago, Log Catcher said:

I forgot to mention in an earlier post that the ones getting rain are the lucky ones. We are looking at about a 10 day stretch before we have a shot at getting any rain.


Rain > sun or drought.

 

There is a lot of rain here all week. 6+ inches by Sunday. We’re on the northern edge of the heat dome that clashes with cooler Canadian air and that’s why it’s going to rain all week. You won’t hear me complaining.

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Yesterday kicked our heat wave off. I had a line in the water by 5:05 am, surface temps were 72-74 deg. Was off the water by 8:30 trailering up. Smaller fish were biting on edges of pads but I don’t believe these were spawned fish too small. Basically bank runts. Biggest at 12”.
The heat wave may do me some good because I don’t think the numbers of baitfish and panfish are in the pads, grass and brush. Not knowing the spawn very well is a death for me. Fish will be moving shallow. Finding summer homes. Just not there yet. 

Will be there again on Thursday morning. Supposed worse day of the wave but I can’t control that. 
Local weather has heat wave to break back below the 90’s on Sunday and rain possible Monday or Tuesdays. 
 

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Here we go again…

 

Alert from Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority: Mandatory Outdoor Watering Schedule

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It’s been 90-100 for the past week and the two week forecast is more of the same.

 

I can tolerate the heat on the water for a day or two at a time. But for the past four days the heat has stirred up some strong winds. It’s been a constant 15-20 mph with sustained gusts of 22-25 mph. While I’ve done it a few times, I just don’t want to be out there in my kayak under those conditions.

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Went out yesterday with a fishing buddy and we had a really good day throwing OL Monsters 10 inch worms.it was hot and a stiff wind all day but we got into some feeding big largemouth on a wind blown bank.

My biggest went 6-3 and we had several 3 and 4 pounders to go with it.

These fish were in 5 to 2 foot of water where the east wind had been blowing on it for 3 days.So much for the east wind hoax lol.

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It's upper 90's here everyday out in the everglades. We'll soon see well over 100 degrees daily, just like it was last year. The heat can become unbearable because there's no wind and no cover and if in a boat or yak, the sun just bakes like and oven with no relief in site. So what I usually do is just shift around my schedule, getting up earlier and fishing until around 8am. Works like a charm plus I usually get the biggest baddest fish in the dark before the sun comes up. When that sun does come out full bore, the fish split. Even under cover they're very unresponsive. Later on the storms kick up with hurricane force winds and lighting like laser beams. So, really, the choices are already laid out unless you want to take on mother nature in all her summertime boom boom glory. I can handle the heat...to an extent, and I can handle the storms...to an extent, and I can work hard to get the fish in both but when those lightening bolts start flashing around, I'm outta there! 

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It's not just the heat but the humidity too. I'm getting a little used to it after a couple of days. I've been avoiding fishing but will go today from the shore and in the shade and hope for a breeze.

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The ridge of high pressure aka the "heat dome" is projected to stay to the south all the way through the 4th of July holiday.  We still have not hit 90 degrees here.

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It’s actually cooler here in Florida than it is at home in Virginia.  I think we’ll stay a couple of weeks and enjoy while my brother and sister in law are attending a weeding in Italy.  We are house and dog sitting. 

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Our highs will hit 100° this weekend.  I won't be going fishing. 

 

Not because of the heat.  But because I have to put up a new fence.  The heat will make that extra, special fun, I'm sure. 

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On 6/14/2024 at 12:00 PM, AlabamaSpothunter said:

This thread is a testament to why night fishing is the ultimate cheat code in Bass fishing imho.    Very few Bass anglers night fish.     

Bro that's when Bigfoot and the Skinwalkers come out. Hell no.

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Well, I think we suffered through the worst of the heat. All next week is supposed to be 70s and 80s. We spent most of the week in the high 90s. I saw 100 a couple times on my car thermometer, but that always registers high. It was crazy humid all week too. Unfortunately the weekend is supposed to be all thunderstorms, making fishing less than ideal. I might be able to beat the rain if I get up early enough tomorrow (Saturday) morning. We'll see...

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I cut grass after work for 3.5 hours at 95 degrees, it was a hot one! I’ve acclimated now, ready for more heat. Gotta load up enough kayaks/paddleboards for 50 teenagers tomorrow so might as well enjoy it 

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Already here in NJ. When it gets this hot I stay in and with a cast on my hand, I won't even venture outside. Going to be a long hot summer.

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Is an oppressive week here in my parts of PA. I was on the water by 5:00a and trailering up to head home by 8:10a on Mon., Thu. and Friday. The earlier hours were not carrying over the previous days heat. Could start off with 65-70 deg. air, no wind and water like glass. 
I didn’t set the world on fire. But didn’t take a skunking. My hookups were fish in 13-18 feet of water but nothing I’d call respectable fish. 
Biggest positive of the week was fishing some new soft plastics I’d picked up over the winter. All were productive. I’d never fished any of the ElaZtech baits. TRD Craws, Pro Craws, Goats and Hula Sticks. I’m not ready to put them on any pedestal yet but they hold up great. Easy to repackage and reuse. 
Have no intention to be on the water today or tomorrow, brutal temp. conditions, don’t want to deal with other people. Too hot for that. 

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Check out the suburbs of Richmond, VA right now. 🥵

 

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Moving around all these boats was sweaty! Nothing too crazy tho, mid 90s air but the water is in the 70s downtown IMG-6880.jpg
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We finally got some rain tonight. It rained for about 15 minutes and put down a whopping 1/10 of an inch. We have a fair chance and getting some rain tomorrow and a good chance of rain coming in Wednesday. Temps should cool down some next week.

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Wife and I left this past Wednesday for Ocean City MD thinking we were going to scorch.

It was the exact opposite.

The wife wore a sweater on the beach, probably upper 60's to low 70's.

It was due to the cool breeze off the Atlantic Ocean.

We rode inland less than a mile and it was HOT 🔥 

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