Our friends at Sage Flyfish went deep into the midwestern nights in search of big hungry nocturnal brown trout, fighting off mosquitos, devouring corn dogs and hoping for the big bugs and big fish. Watch the moving pictures here, and be sure to click over to their Trout Season 2020 page for more great stories and photos from the water.
From Sage: “In Northern Michigan, in the heat of the summer, every river essentially becomes two. There is the river of the midday sun – and there is the river of the night. Up here, the river sleeps during the day. And so should you. It’s only after the sun sets that the water comes alive.
The occasion is the annual hatch of hexagenia limbata, the giant mayfly, most often simply referred to as the hex. It’s a fitting name, a hex is a spell, and like all spells, best cast under the cover of darkness.”