I went to a deep holler this morning where I thought the heat might not have effected the plants as bad....at 10:30 this morning it was 86 degrees .I walked around for an hour and seen 3 stems...its 94 degrees now....
Yep it's been a hot and dry week here too. The high was 87 here today, got out this morning for several hours. Man what a week of hot temps and no rain does to that seng. Found several that were torched, yellow, green, and everything in between. I'll probably hunt maybe a time or two more, and that might be it. It's been a fantastic season getting out though. Hope the prices are decent this year.
No doubt on regular hillsides and higher elevations (without water source) yours is done for the year.
Might be some low lying areas, creek bottoms, with more moisture where you could find some. If you had a creek bottom and a tall north facing bluff to hunt around that would probably be your best bet to find a few still hanging in there. I think Billy always said to look for moss covered rock areas to find those last few stalks still standing.
I agree with TN on hunting the creek bottoms. It's been at least 2 weeks without rain here and hot, so no telling what I will find next week if anything. Don't mind a walk in the woods either way if it's cool outside though. It looks like fishing might be the next priority real soon. Hope the crappie are on this fall.
I think its done...talked to a buddy in Indiana he said its done there too..going to be a short supply from around here this year.....talked to couple local diggers..they did awful this year.44, I cant remember the last time it rained here,its been a long while...but it did cool off...crappie should start biting when the water temp.s cool a bit...I hope....
Yeah, Just hard to know from one year to the next what the rain is gonna do. We had some really good rain this past summer and pre season, but it don't take but a week or two drought and hot temps to really take a toll. That seng really needs that moisture.