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Summer Trout: Beating the Heat

July 26, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

From now until September, many of the Northern Hemisphere’s small streams and lakes will see water temperatures rise well above a trout’s comfort zone. And as most of us are aware, trout caught and released in excessively warm water are vulnerable to stress caused by low oxygen levels. This week’s MidCurrent reader question regarding where to finding cooler water prompts Phil Monahan to come up with sage advice for dealing with the summer heat.