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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.

Lateral view of a Female Sweltsa borealis (Chloroperlidae) (Boreal Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Harris Creek in Washington
I was not fishing, but happened to be at an unrelated social event on a hill above this tiny creek (which I never even saw) when this stonefly flew by me. I assume it came from there. Some key characteristics are tricky to follow, but process of elimination ultimately led me to Sweltsa borealis. It is reassuringly similar to this specimen posted by Bob Newell years ago. It is also so strikingly similar to this nymph from the same river system that I'm comfortable identifying that nymph from this adult. I was especially pleased with the closeup photo of four mites parasitizing this one.
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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General RegionChina
Specific LocationGuangdong
Dates FishedOctober 29th of 2020
Time of Day17

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Tomlove007 on Nov 2, 2020November 2nd, 2020, 6:59 pm EST
Anybody know this fish? it seems dangerous if hurt by it's fin
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Roguerat on Nov 5, 2020November 5th, 2020, 4:23 am EST
Not personally...

Seriously, it looks Bluegill-ish and the best way to hold any spiny fish is to get your hand/fingers AHEAD of the spines on the fins and fold them down against the fish's back. Yeah, a 'finning' hurts, too many times to count...

nice pic, too!


'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
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Tomlove007 on Nov 7, 2020November 7th, 2020, 11:45 am EST
Thanks for your reply, my friend told me that it is the Little Spinefoot with red dots, i am not sure!

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