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Beating the Heat #12776616
06/01/18 04:07 PM
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Back in the day, I could fish all day in this kind of weather with few problems. If it got too bad out there, I'd simply fish at night instead. Now at an advanced age and with my medical issues, I can no longer tolerate the mid-day heat OR fish at night - both are just too hazardous to my health. I fished Tuesday in southeast Texas, but had to stop at 2:30 and head for my car and its AC. I don't want to stop fishing until October or move up north, but short of taking a 4- to 6-hour (air conditioned) lunch break and/or nap during mid-day, I can't think of very many options.

What are you folks' secrets for beating the heat?


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Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12776655
06/01/18 04:34 PM
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I soak towels in the cooler and throw them over my neck and shoulders

Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12776656
06/01/18 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: Phototex
What are you folks' secrets for beating the heat?


Stay out of it. This time of year from 1PM-6PM or 7PM used to be my favorite and best time for catching numbers of BIG fish at Fork. I've had severe heat exhaustion at least five times. Each episode worse than the previous.

I feel your pain, buddy. My system just can't take the midday heat any longer. I'm 58 and in pretty good health.


"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.
Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12776661
06/01/18 04:37 PM
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Houseboat. Anchor. Set out rods. Go inside and turn on AC.




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Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12776662
06/01/18 04:39 PM
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I wear a thin cloth hat, like a jungle hat, I often dunk it in the lake and put it back on my head to keep cool... If there is a breeze, that works really well... Also, drink LOTS AND LOTS of water the couple days before and during your trip... That said, I still get on the lake early and off by noon... or I fish in the evening.

Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12776803
06/01/18 06:31 PM
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Jump in the lake during the day.

Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12776874
06/01/18 07:08 PM
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Listen to your body(sounds like you are).


Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12776911
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I do like the fish.
I fish shallow early am.
When it gets hot I leave for a cool spot.
Fish do the same.

Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12776957
06/01/18 08:34 PM
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fishing until 2:30 was pretty good all by itself. smile

Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12777022
06/01/18 09:53 PM
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I have the towels made by Frogg Toggs. I have two of them. I soak them in ice water and wrap them around my neck. Then rotate them, one soaking while one is in use. They work pretty good. A large brim hat or even a canopy on your boat could help too.

If I still can't stand it then, like other say, I get out of it.


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Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12777047
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The heat is one reason I got a Bimini top. Its not the best and gets in the way sometimes, but sure beats getting baked and allows me to out last the heat longer.

Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12777135
06/01/18 11:43 PM
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Yup

Re: Beating the Heat [Re: plk1122] #12777151
06/01/18 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: plk1122
The heat is one reason I got a Bimini top. Its not the best and gets in the way sometimes, but sure beats getting baked and allows me to out last the heat longer.


Shade is king this time of year. I hated putting a t top on my boat, and cuss it during the cool weather, but it is nice right now.

Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12777226
06/02/18 12:53 AM
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Get under a bridge


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Re: Beating the Heat [Re: Phototex] #12777248
06/02/18 01:09 AM
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It's just something you have to deal with as you get older. I used to be able to work 60 hours a week in the sun, go out Friday night to the club until closing time and get up before the sun to go fishing on Saturday. NOT ANYMORE!

Those cool towels are great. Get 2 or 3 of them, soak them in water and throw them (in their plastic containers)in your cooler. They work wonders. We've even got one of those water misting fans.


Be safe,
Rayzor

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