Colie Egertson’s recent blog post on the importance of aquifers is a fascinating read. It’s important also as this strategy will help you find more trout.
Some local freestones are starting to push 70 degrees Fahrenheit already. That’s way too warm, too soon. As I’ve written about before, warm water is dangerous for trout. Some guys even won’t fish waters that warm in order to protect the trout. This means that a tailwater like the Swift River will be even more crowded.
Another option is to find waters that are naturally being cooled by aquifers. So, if you want to find more fishable trout waters during heat waves, read Colie’s blog post.