Whether on the lake, off shore, or somewhere in between, staying cool was a priority for those enjoying the park today.
"Sitting down and relaxing, just trying to catch fish," said 12-year-old Austin Stevenson as he cast his line at Jacobson Park.
Despite the heat advisory and temperature outside, which felt hotter than 100 degrees at times, Austin Stevenson and his brother kept at it, cast after cast.
"Still hot. I just, wish they'd turn the A/C on around here," said his older brother Larry Stevenson.
But Larry Stevenson is used to the extreme heat. He's in metal working, where the surroundings in the shop can feel like 200 degrees.
"I fluctuate ten, twelve pounds give or take every other day just in losing water and sweating," he added.
So this, is really nothing for him.
"Peace and quiet. Just getting away from everybody and doing your thing," said Larry Stevenson.
And handing down some tips to his little brother.
"Teach him how to do it once and a while. He teaches me how to do it," joked Larry Stevenson.
"Timing. Timing and you have to learn how to bait your hook right, and know where to catch it. You've got to learn, to know the movement of the fish," said Austin Stevenson.
"He's out fished me so far. He's better at the bluegill than I am," Larry noted.
But there are no hard feelings, rather, fond memories on another balmy summer day.