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Old 01-16-18, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Ideal weather to hit the hooch?

I noticed it should warm up next week, and I've been pretty deprived of fishing this winter. I wouldn't mind making the most if it.

Is there any weather that you guys find ideal when looking to hit the water? I can confidently say I know extremely little about weather/temperature/etc when it comes to fishing and the hooch in particular.

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Old 01-16-18, 04:57 PM   #2
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Whenever you can and as much as you could tolerate (as far as bad weather is concerned).

If I had my picture-perfect day, I like drizzly, cloudy days for nymphing and partly cloudy day toward sunset for dry-dropping..... Don't ask me why.

I haven't been out as much as I want to this year so far. 2 outings totaling about 2.5 hrs in the water.... when I get desperate enough, I'll still go out there in 20 degree weather and call it a day after my hands freeze in an hour.
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Old 01-16-18, 06:17 PM   #3
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I agree with Chachung, Go when you can and enjoy the moments.
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Old 01-16-18, 06:53 PM   #4
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Any weather is good, particularly the one that keeps the fairweather angler off the water! Gimme a falling barometric pressure and Iím happy. Oh and falling water.
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Old 01-16-18, 07:32 PM   #5
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Is there any weather/occasion that should generally be avoided?
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Old 01-16-18, 08:24 PM   #6
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Old 01-16-18, 08:24 PM   #7
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Lightning, thunderstorms, blizzards, hurricanes and anytime the windchill is below 20 F. All seriousness, you are the only person that can decide if it is safe - or worth it. Lightning makes me scream like a little girl and hide under trees
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Old 01-16-18, 09:41 PM   #8
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Agree with every post before me. Just get out. Don't get caught up in what defines a good fishing weather day and what doesn't. -You'll figure that out on your own just from experience.

Even if you're not catching, just take a deep breathe and look up from the water. Pretty cool to be standing in a trout river in a major metro area.
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Old 01-16-18, 10:03 PM   #9
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I agree with some of the above. I usually call it when I see lightening. Torrential down pour is another since you may need to worry about rapidly rising waters.

Of course checking the dam release schedule is probably more important than a lot of other factors.
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Old 01-16-18, 10:45 PM   #10
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I tend to avoid going fishing if water is released that morning. I can't stand fishing cloudy water. Don't really seem to catch much. Though I guess it depends on how much is released.

I fished the hooch 2-3 times a week (college student) last spring/summer, and even then, it's either I catch nothing or everything. I went some mornings and couldn't get a single bite while other days would have them biting till noon.

So I guess that's a mystery I may never solve.
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