The Ants of Summer

June 30, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

John Merwin talks in Field & Stream about ants, grasshoppers, crickets, and beetles and their scheduled appearance in late summer trout waters. He notes that if “you watch a trout pool during the late morning and afternoon, you’ll often see the occasional gentle dimple of a rising trout. These rises will often be near a pool’s center where the main current tongue slows and spreads. Such rises tend to be subtle and irregular, and they usually indicate trout rising to random terrestrials trapped in the current.”