What's your limit?

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What's your limit?

Post by Randy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:58 am

Today's lack of wind and plethora of sunshine was tempting, but it's cold out there. Too much for my interest. What's your comfort limit?

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Post by ted4887 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:09 pm

For me it's basically just a wind thing. I hate the wind. If the temps are cold enough where I think shelf ice will be a problem I won't go out either though. I'm hoping to get out onto the streams on Tuesday this week though.

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Post by Troutchaser » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:34 pm

Wind is the main factor - or should I say the old concept of windchill. Much above 10 mph in the winter makes any outing - hunting or fishing - a bit "nasty." That, and finding someone to fish the streams with, since I don't care to chance hypothermia fishing alone and taking a tumble. Maybe later this week, weather gods willing, I will give it a try.

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Post by jrs » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:29 pm

Around 20 degrees or warmer if there's no sun or significant wind. Even at 20 degrees, I tend to go to a stream where minimal wading is needed and tend to stand around with my hands in my pockets and stomping my feet now and then (which is best if you're fishing with a buddy, so you can watch and harass him while you warm up).

But why aren't you using the local station weather app?

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Post by TFO5wt » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:34 am

I went out once last year with a high of 10, but around 20/25 is my norm.
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Post by Randy » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:59 am

Not a bad week for winter trout fishing. Sunshine is questionable Wednesday, I don't think we'll see much, but temperatures are more into a reasonable comfort zone for January. The bottom drops out again Sunday.

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Post by brntrout » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:25 pm

I usually prefer to fish when its above freezing or warmer. However, I do fish when its colder if i'm desperate to get out. The real biggie as one poster stated is the WIND. If there is little or no wind and it is SUNNY it can be pretty comfortable fishing even at fairly low air temps.

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