RECORD TEMPS ABOUND
Fish May Cool Off In Florida
guides get new outfits
|LOCAL GUIDES ARE WEARING LESS THIS YEAR|
.. Big critters like bison and elk hide in the shade during the day. Little critters like pikas, marmots, and ground squirrels take cover underground or under rocks.
.. Human critters from afar wander around in a daze sporting argyle socks, Italian sandals, short pants, giant cameras, gaudy Hawaiian shirts, and freshly bought straw cowboy hats.
.. The trees just sit and swelter. Their needles shrink. The glossy green of spring becomes a dull shadow. They become hosts to the tiny critters of the forest. Birds, beetles, ants, and several other denizens race around their limbs and trunks.
.. With a bit of stealth it's possible for visiting anglers to follow the local fishers to the places where the water is cool and the fish are eating.
.. It's best to use a beat-up pickumuptruck. New minivans, fancy crossover vehicles, and shiny black BMW's are a dead giveaway to intent when seen on the dusty gravel roads of the neighborhood.
.. There are still many aquatic species on and in the water. Caddis is king for now. Midges will come and go. The PMD's should make a few more appearances if we get clouds - or not.
.. BWO's are taking a break and should reappear in about 6 weeks. The Western Green Drake has made sneaky appearances this week and may continue - or not. A few spruce moths have been seen but no widespread happenings yet.
.. Please, also, wear your pink and yellow and turquoise, and lime green tropical fishing shirt. It helps us know where you are. A bright red or blue vest also helps. Newly acquired bleached yellow straw hats are a necessary accessory for visitors too.
.. Good insect repellant is mandatory and sunglasses are more than just a help. A hat that protects the ears is more than just a fashion statement. And, in all seriousness and with our most deadly earnest concern - wear long sleeve shirts. Dress for protection.
|IT'S TOO DAMN HOT TO FISH - LET ALONE CATCH !!|