Updates from April 16, 2005
Distant anglers dunk worms outside a small Catskill town at the meeting of two great trout streams.
The trout streams of the Catskills are often beautiful and clear, but unlike spring creeks they are prone to dramatic flooding at times. This picture shows flood-swept vegetation fifty yards from and several feet above the normal channel.
Caddis on Catskill cobble.
Many beetles of this species were jumping around the rocks like popcorn on a mid-April afternoon. I'm sure they end up in the water for the trout at times.
An ant struggles to escape the surface of a Catskill stream. The black dot on the right is the ant's shadow on a rock on the bottom. I can see how this would appeal to a trout. Even I kind of want to eat the thing.
This spider lives in the rocks streambed of a Catskill trout stream.
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