TIP OF THE WEEK: WATER TEMPERATURE
Water temperature matters…A LOT. It’s one of the key indicators of where the fish will be. The water temperature dictates where fish will hold based on oxygen content. The water temperature dictates what bugs are hatching and this dictates where trout feed. What are some other key indicators that you use to find the fish?
Pro-Tip: Check the water temp next time you are heading out. You can check flows and water temperature on our "FLOWS" page HERE. The below gauge can help you but it is by no means conclusive on every river system.
- Above 68 degrees = hard on trout, give it a break
- 60-68 degrees= look for trout in fast jogging to running speed, well oxygenated water.
- 55-60 degrees jogging speed oxygenated water
- 50-55 degrees = jogging to walking speed
- 40-50 degrees = Crawling to walking speed(great streamer bite in Fall)
- Below 37 = trout don’t feed much
Before you hit the water next time, check the water temperature and apply that knowledge to fish the correct water speed and depth.
UPCOMING COURSES TO HIGHLIGHT
Our whole course catalog is available in the Fall. We have the last of our Women's Intro and Divide and Conquer going on this Saturday. Don't miss it! Trout Spey is bonkers now! So good! We have had a ton of fun with our Personal Watercraft Fishalongs getting after the Yakima and other tributaries.
- October 20th - ESN Fishalong / Tributary Fishalong
- October 21st - Women's Divide and Conquer
- October 24th - ESN Intro and Fishalong
- October 25th - Trout Spey Intro and Fishalong
- October 28th - Fly Fishing 101/201
- October 29th - Fly Fishing 301
- October 31st - ESN Intro and Fishalong
- October 31st - Personal Watercraft Fishalong