Trout are cold water species that thrive in water temperatures from the mid-30s to 62° Fahrenheit. At 65° F they stop gaining weight. Above 65° F they struggle to recover from being caught. Three or more days in water temperatures above 70° F may causedeath. At 74° F and higher death is very likely. Temperatures between 60° and 70° F have been recorded recently at the bottom of each pond and on the Eagle River. All of the Cordillera waters are coldest at day break and heat up until an hour or so after dark. Please fish as early as possible and stop by noon. Barbless hooks have a point but no barb. Used with proper tension they are designed to catch fish with minimal tissue damage. They can easily be removed quickly and often fall out as soon as a fish is netted. Land fish quickly, keep them in the water, and not touching them with dry hands or cloth is best for their health.