In this episode of RIO’s “How To Fly Fish” series, Wayne Peterson talks about fly fishing for trout in drought conditions.
Trout are healthiest in cooler water conditions when the water temperatures are in the mid-’50s (deg F). As the water warms up, the saturated oxygen content decreases, making it harder for fish to recover from the exertions from being caught. Once the water gets to the high 60’s/low 70’s it is best to not fish for them at all, and let them well alone.
In this film Wayne discusses the options for fly fishing in the middle of summer when water temperatures are high, and how, with a little planning, you can still venture out and enjoy the wonderful sport of fly fishing – even in the heat.