Friday, August 10, 2012

Aug. and still no relief from heat on the Farmy

I drove up the river the on Wednesday this week.The first two pictures are from the bridge in Riverton; I have never seen the river this low. Right now we are approximately 7" below normal rainfall for the year. People have spoken of water temperatures in the mid 70's as well as dead trout. 

I saw a couple of kids "tubing". They weren't really tubing since they were out of their tubes and pulling the tube behind them as they walked down the center of the river. I realize that some people still fish in the early morning or evening, which is their decision and one I respect. Me? I just can't do it, the fish are under too much stress with 80cfs and the warm temperatures. The days here have continued to be very warm with highs in the upper 80's to low 90's and the nights have "cooled" down to 75F, these changes in temperature do not, in my opinion, allow the fish time to recover. pass away the time I am tying some wet flies and thinking about starting on some steelhead flies as well. 

These two are Whittemore's Pool. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I was thinking about going up this weekend. I suppose I'll just stay at home.