It is late summer. The flowers are showing it. The rivers are being hurt by it. But in places the fishing rolls on, especially if you know what you are doing. Today I fished what is normally a sizeable river, now a small stream. Very low but plenty cool. I used a Black Gnat with a small PT dropper. I caught three rainbows of decent size. One leapt five times, a brilliant display. But my prize catch of the day was a snapping turtle. Handling reptiles is a tricky business, but I've been doing it since I was fast enough to catch them. With a little sweet talk even the meanest snakes and turtles can become like soft, fluffy kittens. Err... sort of. This one was not very well behaved and just the worst size to handle.