Where oh where does the summer go?! It’s August already and guess what that means? Hoppers, ants, and beetles a-plenty! Fish are looking up and the water conditions are excellent. Bring your insect repellent because as plentiful as the top water bite is, so are the mosquitoes 🙂 If you are like me, I’ve donated plenty of blood! The weather is just gorgeous so head out and catch some fish. A single hopper pattern of your choice (plenty to choose from here…) works great or try a hopper-dropper rig to double your chances. My favorite pattern is a chernobyl ant and the fish seem to think the same! Tight lines!