Delayed Harvest Waters & Summer Weather Predictions

Segment 1, May 27, 2023

The Carolina Outdoors, powered by the Charlotte outdoor store, Jesse Brown’s, begins with a busy time in late spring. We are getting towards the end of delayed harvest season.  This program began in the early 1990’s to help promote trout fishing in NC.

The program stocked streams for catch & release fishing from October 1st to the 1st Saturday in June.  The reason the harvest starts in June is because the water in these streams warms too much for trout survival.  Therefore anglers are allowed to keep the fish in June, July, August, & September.

Speaking of warmth, there is meterologist news on the Carolina Outdoors.

Here’s what experts are predicting for this summer’s weather across the US, as Matthew Cappucci writes for The Washington Post:”

“The predictions come from the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, but they’re echoed by AccuWeather., meanwhile, is hewing toward a cooler than average start to the summer for the southern U.S., taking a more aggressive stance on the role that a burgeoning El Niño pattern will play.

Overall, a few highlights stood out between the three outlooks:

Chilly water temperatures off the Pacific Coast and soggy soils in California may delay the arrival of brutal heat for the West Coast

The Pacific Northwest is looking hotter and drier than normal

The Plains and perhaps Midwest will see the eventual emergence of above-average temperatures

The jury is out for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, where the varying forecast enterprises have differing opinions

Cooler weather is likely over the southern United States for June due to the position of key weather systems influenced by a budding El Niño

Host Bill Bartee & Producer TJ Boggs think that the weather thus far in spring 2023 matches the prediction:  “ believes that the southern U.S. will see a cooler start to summer. The National Weather Service agrees that the start of summer will be cool & the second half of summer will feature heat that will compensate.”

The fly shop in Charlotte, Jesse Brown’s, has a fantastic selection of sun protection clothing to keep you cool and sun-protected.