With warm weather comes a lot of fishing, and for this summer the DEC has released some tips anglers can follow to help keep up the trout population:
- Avoid catch and release fishing for heat stressed trout. Those that are already weakened by heat stress are at risk of death regardless of how carefully handled they are.
- Do not disturb trout where they have gathered in unusually high numbers, as it is likely these fish are recovering from heat stress in a pocket of cold water.
- Fish early in the morning, as stream temperatures are at their coolest then.
- Have a go to plan B in case water temperatures are too high at your intended destination. Consider a body of water that is less prone to heat stress or fishing for a more heat tolerant species, like small mouth bass.
If you follow these tips you can fish while remaining conscientious about your environment and ensure healthy trout for generations to come.
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I like what you said about having a plan B if the water temperature is too high. I need to get a fishing charter for my brother and I. We want to fish for cod.
I agree that you should have a plan if the weather changes. I need to get a new fishing rod. My old one broke.