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Beat Back Bug Bites to Get Bit by Still-Water Trout

If you can stand the stinging insects invading your airspace, the mosquito hatch offers hot fishing action on summertime trout.

One of my favorite fishing memories involves hooking pint-sized native brookies as quickly as I could cast as flocks of cedar waxwings strafed overhead.

Every time my fly alighted in the vicinity of a rise I was rewarded with a nearly instantaneous strike. The trout action was so fast that I quickly lost count of how many fish I landed.

The only thing that detracted from the experience was the incessant mosquito bites I received. The fish and songbirds were gorging themselves on mosquitoes hatching in the warm evening glow.

I was only 12, but it's stuck with me. In the decades since, I have noticed a pattern emerge, and now I almost relish the bites that accompany the fast-paced fishing of a mosquito hatch.

Interested in learning more about how you can best bug bites while fishing? Head here.

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December 3, 2023

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