It's still June, but the "Dog Days Of Summer" have arrived early in Utah. 100+ temperatures have arrived this past week, leaving all of us panting...
Which led me to find cooler grounds to spend my "Fish Tuesday" in the High Uintas... But, the fishing was slow, with the only fish catching my hook as I walked upstream!
So, yesterday, we headed back to Wyoming. Ten degrees cooler according to the reports. That sounded good enough. I invited my friend Wendy to join me for the day. It didn't take long for her to say, "I see why you like this place, Emily"!!
|One of the many bent rods for Wendy...|
And so it began... We got there early to have a few hours in cooler temps. And after some nice catches, I got my catch of the day.
Then, the 75 degrees climbed up to 90 by one o'clock. It was time to sit down in the shade. I knew my day was over. I don't do particularly well in the heat... my body doesn't sweat! So my skin doesn't cool off like other people. I had been sipping on my water bottle during the morning. And usually I only need one bottle, so that is all I brought with me from the car. Big mistake! Wendy was having such a good time on her first visit, I hated to cut her day short. So, I sat, slapping away deer flies, mosquitos, and any other bug that happened to like me.
When we got back to the car, I was exhausted. A long walk back and the heat had gotten to me. I learned my lesson on this one. In the summer heat, I will fish early or fish late. No reason to be out there in the hottest part of the day. The fish will always be there. And to prevent dehydration... here are some tippets for all.
~ Sunday Tippets ~
Don't use thirst as an indicator for staying hydrated. If you wait until you're thirsty to drink, you're already dehydrated. Furthermore, drink more than until you thirst no more.
Choose your beverages wisely. Alcohol and caffeinated beverages such as coffee and some teas and soft drinks will only increase the effects of dehydration.
I wonder if drinking a couple of pints of water before, uh...you know, will help with stamina in that activity also? Anyway, nice fish and nice friend.ReplyDelete
Stamina? I think that I was talking about not fainting from heat. Well, all I can promise you is that you won't get dehydrated. I'm not Dr. Ruth!!Delete
Lol!! Love the shot of the dog.ReplyDelete
I had to post this photo... It reminded me of an old blogger buddy, Sean Sanders, I miss seeing his two bulldogs on his blog! Such humorous dogs...Delete
That dog photo says so much.ReplyDelete
Alan - If only we could get away with laying on ice... lol.Delete
Keep drinking water, Lady. We wouldn't want anything to happen to you. I've got one of those bug clip on things, I just forget to take it with me. I don't know how I'd do up in Wyoming, but the mosquito's here don't seem to bother me and we have a lot of them.ReplyDelete
Mark - If only I had reapplied the repellent as often as the Benadryl itch spray I'm using today... haha. Live and learn.Delete
Somehow, I made it here--was on a google adventure, and I'm glad that I stopped in. I wish I could live in the Uintahs this time of year and just skip the whole 100 degree weather. Should try and get some shut eye--will be up in a few hours and heading to my favorite watering hole--Middle Provo. I will try to apply your hydration advice, but I like to fish dangerously--often sipping bourbon from my hip flask. Definitely makes river crossings more adventurous. Here's to the temperature drop getting here sooner than later--it's a big story on the news--ha!ReplyDelete
--Brendan ProvoRiverFlyGuy.com (fellow non profit blogger)
That's funny. Another fly fishing blogger from Sandy, Ut. Right on! Hope you did well on the MP. Early and late fishing is all that this girl is doing in this kind of heat... Thanks for stopping by, Brendan!ReplyDelete
Yesterday was a mixed bag. Arrived early and half awake due to my Google adventures. Fishing started off excellent and peaked from 11ish until around 1 or so, which is when a significant hatch occured. The hatch brought out the titans and I hooked into two of them--the first resulted in extraordinary fail and the second in straight fail on the rocks. The river is very high right now and the "cooling" that we are set to experience is bringing a north-south breeze, which makes it more difficult to cast up river. I was dog tired around 3 pm and called it a day.ReplyDelete
Yes, it was a bit higher on the MP. But, a pretty good day Saturday due to active bugs!!Delete
Sometimes I think of our fly-fishing for Trout in the heat as an African thing. Thanks for the reality check from the states!ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting! Stay cool...Delete
Staying longer under the sun can cause sun burn and heat stroke, drink lots of water in this kind season. We don't want you to be sick because we want to read more of your fishing adventure.. We enjoyed reading your posts. Keep healthy. =) Columbia river fishing.ReplyDelete
Oh...that is sweet! Thanks for stopping by... : )ReplyDelete