Handle fish with care during hot summer weather

Angler at Shellrock Lake, Roaring River Wilderness. High elevation lakes are a good spot to fish for trout during summer. IMAGE PROVIDED

As temperatures rise, fish (especially coldwater species like trout) feel the heat, too.
Anglers can do their part to reduce the stress fish are under. This is especially important when fishing in waters that include native fish that may be released.
Follow these tips to help fish:
∙Fish early in the day when water temperatures are cooler.
∙Look for trout in deep, high elevation lakes or shaded streams . . .