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Two August Mornings

I whine that August is the toughest trout-fishing month of the traditional season. The water is generally low, clear, and often too warm for good fishing.

This August was pretty much standard - until a little after mid-month when nearly four inches of rain fell in the Cove and surrounding area. This rain provided a nice burst of moisture for farm crops. It also provided a short-lived surge of water for area streams.

The morning after the last storm passed through found me on a favorite stretch of "Black Midnight Creek." Although it was still nearly dark upon my arrival, I could see that the st...


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