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Lateral view of a Female Hexagenia limbata (Ephemeridae) (Hex) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Hex Mayflies
Hexagenia limbata

The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.

Dorsal view of a Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Report at a Glance

General RegionSome where in the northern lp
Dates Fished10/06
Time of DayAll day
Fish Caughta few browns
Conditions & HatchesThere were some very small olives, but the wind was blowing pretty good and Im not going that small right now.

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bancroft michigan

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Partsman on Oct 8, 2020October 8th, 2020, 7:32 am EDT
Fished a northern Michigan stream tuesday, conditions are very demanding, low, clear water, and sunshine added up to tough fishing. I managed a couple of nice browns given the conditions, I only take quick photos in the net, I really dont care about how big they are unless I get into something in the mid 20's. I was fishing a sparkle minnow pattern from the folks at flyfishfood. I might also add there were alot of people on the river and on the hiking trail that paralells the river. Thats good that folks enjoy the fall beauty.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Oct 8, 2020October 8th, 2020, 3:15 pm EDT
Nice work! Thanks for posting.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Oct 13, 2020October 13th, 2020, 1:56 am EDT
Nice work Mike!!! Here and on that beautiful brookie in your other story. Good for you for getting out! On nice October days the fishing can be amazing - they know winter is coming and they are putting on the feed bag right now! Really pretty brownies you caught there. Geez, I can't wait to see what you catch next! Thanks for sharing.


P.S. Stories with pics coming from a fishing trip and a work trip, just gotta put them together.
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Tomlove007 on Nov 2, 2020November 2nd, 2020, 6:56 pm EST
great job!i think i will get a similar fish later!

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