Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.
Last fall just as colors were starting to change I headed west to a cute little kettle hole lake, where my buddy Todd has a fine cottage. Joe met up with us as well! We fished & partied & etc. for three days there and, as you can see, had a great time. Fly fishing was not as hoped for, and cloudy nighttime skies kept us from viewing the stars, but we had lots of fun anyway, can't help it with these guys! Enjoy.
P.S. Don't know why the pics are showing up goofy! The last one is NOT upside-down!!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Roguerat on Mar 3, 2021March 3rd, 2021, 2:49 am EST
Welcome (back) to the West Coast, and I'm wondering if your Cowden L is the one in Montcalm Co...? If so I fished all over the place in and around that neck of the MI woods, throwing an 8 wt and big scary hair-bugs for LM Bass and N Pike way back in my fly-fishing 'yoot.
Nice pics and looks like a good time with friends and some suspicious weeds and all,
Roguerat on Mar 3, 2021March 3rd, 2021, 5:24 am EST
Deductive reasoning here, I'm thinking it's the Platte (the MI one, not CO) or else the Betsie R?
Crazy clear water, the Coho with attendant zoo/crowd, and in or near Sleeping Bear Nat'l Lakeshore...just guessing.