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cold nights/ small stream water temps?

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here's a forecast for poconos next week. anyone have a guess at wed and fri PM water temps for small mountain stream? 42 & 55? thanks


Sunday, 27
52 | 36 °F

Monday, 28
54 | 32 °F

Tuesday, 29
50 | 37 °F

Wednesday, 30
55 | 41 °F

Thursday, 31
63 | 54 °F

Friday, 1
64 | 46 °F

Saturday, 2
57 | 36 °F

Posted on: 2013/10/27 8:14


Re: cold nights/ small stream water temps?

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44/50

Posted on: 2013/10/27 8:32


Re: cold nights/ small stream water temps?

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right maybe 55 fri pm is wishful thinking. better to fish for brookies than browns, I guess.

Posted on: 2013/10/27 8:39


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I'll sy high 40's, but with the caveat that they may be close to the temp that they come out of the ground.
Last time I was at the camp the temps were right at 50 degrees. night in the 30's

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It's our time of year, Frosty mornings the taste of breakfast on your pallet. Thinking about another cup of coffee when your line goes taught and you raise the rod. FISH ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thursday and Friday are predicted to have nearly the same high temp; only 1 degree different.

But just looking at the predicted high temp for the day doesn't tell the whole story.

Another important factor for water temps is how cold or warm it will be the night before.

Mostly likely Friday will be the much better day, because the air temps will be moderate Thursday night.

So even though the air temps are predicted to be about the same Thursday and Friday, the water temps will probably be significantly warmer on Friday than on Thurs.

And of course the afternoon is the time to fish, after the water temps have risen. You can skip the morning completely.

Posted on: 2013/10/29 8:19


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Agree. I look at rising vs. falling.

Sunday-Tuesday is likely to be poor. Falling nighttime temps = falling water temps. Monday night is the coldest night, so Tuesday will be the coldest water temp day.

Wed-Friday - rising temps, and most importantly, rising nighttime temps. Fishing will steadily improve. If I were going Wed., I'd go late afternoon. Thursday it'll turn on a little earlier. And on Friday, after a warm night, that stream may fish decent in the morning and VERY well in the afternoon.

Then, going into the weekend, temps are falling again. Fishing will slow. Even if the actual temps are warmer than a week earlier, now they're going in the wrong direction. I'd rather have colder but rising temps than warmer but falling ones.

This is all assuming no rain. If it rains, well, that has a huge effect on water temps.

Posted on: 2013/10/29 9:01


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Even the larger, warmwater streams are cold. I fell into A large Lancaster Co creek today just to prove it! Wet from the shoulders to the waist from the fall and wet the rest of the way down due to missing a high leak in the waders during the previous day's repair session. .

Posted on: 2013/10/31 19:19


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With your line of work I figured you for having an extra set of duds in the truck. But even if you have them 90% of the time you only ever get wet during the 10% timeline.

Posted on: 2013/10/31 19:26
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