It was 94 degrees today in central Louisiana. Or about 6 degrees above normal. After two weeks of below average temperatures - upper 70s and low 80s, with upper 50s and low 60s at night - the last several days have reminded us that we're still officially in Summer. This heat spell will continue thru Saturday, then we'll see a slight cooling early next week.
Despite the hot air temperatures, radiative cooling of waters continues. The surface temperature on Cotile Lake is 81 degrees. As I tell my local fishing friends, when the water dips below 80, better have your rods rigged and lures (or flies) ready! The most frequent response is, "As long as it's before hunting season". If it isn't that's fine - more fish for me!