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Summer Heat is Here

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

We should be fishing

Seems like the dog days of summer are already upon us. The heat and humidity are oppressive and afternoon showers are a regular occurrence. So what’s an outdoorsman to do?

Buck up. Get out there and go fishing.

One of the most common misunderstandings about the summer is that fish stop feeding in hot weather. That’s crazy. Fish are cold-blooded animals. Therefore, their body temperature adjusts to their surroundings. And as fish warm their metabolic rates increase. So, they use more energy doing normal activities – and for a fish that obviously that means swimming around.

So the thought that fish quit eating when it gets hot is hogwash… it just can’t be true. Hell, fish actually need to eat more when it’s warm because they have to.

While it might be hot, that shouldn’t keep us all from getting on the lakes and rivers. And while you’re out there maybe you can jump in and cool off yourself.