Heat Kills! How to handle Fish in the heat

Midsummer musky fishing kills a lot of fish!

Hot summer days make for high water temps. These conditions create extremely unsafe fishing conditions. Muskies struggle to recover from the overexertion of the fight in high water temps. For this reason, many fish die. It is very important to know when it is safe to target musky and what you are doing when handling fish in high temperatures.

As an angler, the health of our fisheries is extremely important to me. Fishing hot water is a very short-sighted mentality. No one wants to kill a 50-inch fish because they’re fishing 80° water. So, make sure you are taking the right precautions out on the water this summer.