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Cooler temps

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:03 pm
by lightenup
I may be able to fish Sunday or Monday. Are there any fish left alive in the Califon area of the SBR? Haven't been out since early June. It was a brutal summer. Temps look good for the next week though. Good times!!!

Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:48 pm
by cappy
lightenup wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:03 pm
I may be able to fish Sunday or Monday. Are there any fish left alive in the Califon area of the SBR? Haven't been out since early June. It was a brutal summer. Temps look good for the next week though. Good times!!!
I think you should give it a try and let us know how you did. ;)

Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:35 am
by Rusty Spinner
lightenup wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:03 pm
I may be able to fish Sunday or Monday. Are there any fish left alive in the Califon area of the SBR? Haven't been out since early June. It was a brutal summer. Temps look good for the next week though. Good times!!!
I know Solitude Club saw 78 degrees several times and had some dead trout. My guess is many fish moved upstream to escape the thermal issues this summer presented. Luckily, summer is gone regardless of the date on the calendar. But rivers also remain low, and we need another good spawning year and rains to make that happen.

Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:24 pm
by lightenup
Went to the gorge today. 65 degree water temp. Low water. Spotted two fish, hooked one and spooked the other fighting the first. Long release.small rainbow. Didn't spot many fish, just the 2..

Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:10 pm
by Fishybig
lightenup wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:24 pm
Went to the gorge today. 65 degree water temp. Low water. Spotted two fish, hooked one and spooked the other fighting the first. Long release.small rainbow. Didn't spot many fish, just the 2..
Not to worry....the garden will be re-planted in a few short weeks!!!
At least you got out...good chit...was that a morning or afternoon temp?

Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:32 am
by lightenup
Noon

Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:44 am
by Rusty Spinner
It was 42 here this morning in the Budd Lake SBR headwaters area. Upper 30s coming later this week at night. River temps are all fine, but we have low water still. Not good as we get closer to spawning season, but we still have time for rain. I've been saying to anyone that will listen that the KLG will have very few fish in it this fall. We have seen this before. It takes 3 years or so to rebuild the stock between wild fish and stocked fish.

Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:50 am
by lightenup
Fishybig wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:10 pm
lightenup wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:24 pm
Went to the gorge today. 65 degree water temp. Low water. Spotted two fish, hooked one and spooked the other fighting the first. Long release.small rainbow. Didn't spot many fish, just the 2..
Not to worry....the garden will be re-planted in a few short weeks!!!
At least you got out...good chit...was that a morning or afternoon temp?
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Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:46 pm
by Twism86
Got down to 45 last night where I live!! Ive been beating up the bass all summer in the Poconos so hopefully I can break out the fly rod soon!

Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:04 pm
by BiggerThomas
Air temps the last few days have been running about 10 degrees below average, esp. at night. I hope to wet a line tomorrow after work. Pray for those poor trout once my FBPT pierces the surface film and begins its hunt.

Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:40 pm
by martalus
It was down right chilly this evening. I had a few beers on the balcony and it was 53 degree here in the far NW portion of DC at 8pm. It will likely go in the 40s tonight and mid 40s over the weekend, with average lows in the low 60s. The sun looked more like the moon this morning as a result of the smoke from the west coast, so I am wondering if the smoke is contributing to the lower temps, just like the volcanoes eruptions in the middle ages contributed to the little ice age. Also, I think the suns strength is at a minimum on its cycle. Perhaps we finally have a real winter again...

Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:27 am
by Rusty Spinner
I climbed in my deer stand at 3pm yesterday and it was in the upper 60s. By the time I climbed down at dark, it was 51. By the time I reached my truck it was down to 49. Fall is here!

Re: Cooler temps

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:05 pm
by lightenup
This weather keeps up, it's gonna' be too cold for fishing soon!!!;)