Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's "T" Time

July and August is "T" time on many trout streams around the U.S.  T is for Terrestrials. land-based insects like grasshoppers, crickets, ants, and beetles that fall into streams and are a special treat for trout.  Stream insects activity will be limited to early morning or right before dark.  Terrestrials will be most active on a hot, sunny day.
I'm just back from a swing through WI and was treated to an outstanding day of terrestrial fishing by Pete Cozad, head guide at The Driftless Angler in Viroqua.  Although the air temp was around 100, Pete took me to a small, meadow stream with a water temp of 60.  Hoppers were thick in the tall grass along the stream and a gusty wind kept a steady supply blowing into the water.  Trout were keyed to them and browns happily ate our hopper patterns all afternoon.

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