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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.

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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Spring Mills, PA

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IEatimago on Sep 11, 2007September 11th, 2007, 2:56 pm EDT
So a few weeks back my point and shoot managed to suffer a flood.
Now i have been using throw aways for the time being,
Sunday evening i went fishing had a decent time, but thought i managed to lose the disposable camera somewher stream side.
i returned the next morning to find nothing, and then i racked my brains over where it could have been. After some sulkng and on a whim i decided to put some batteries in the point and shoot, and it turned on! So today i get my waders to go fishing and i found the disposable in the foot of the waders!
Man i hate the quality of those things and i am very glad to have my digi back working "kinda"!

anyways here are some photo's of these 2 days .

this was taken in daylight, why its so dark i don't know?

this was taken in the night

digi resurrected

western NC

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BxRxTxK on Sep 11, 2007September 11th, 2007, 3:36 pm EDT
man those are some nice fish dawg...
I need to get up there asap...
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Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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CaseyP on Sep 12, 2007September 12th, 2007, 4:12 am EDT
lessons learned:
1)electronics can recover somewhat if ignored in a dry place and fed a new battery.
2)if you lose something, buy another one--it will go find the first one for you.
thanks, Jasen!
p.s. nice fish--yep, gotta get out soon.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
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Bellevue, WA

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Troutnut on Sep 12, 2007September 12th, 2007, 4:32 pm EDT
I can't help wondering how a camera got into the foot of your waders unnoticed!
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State College, PA

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Smallstream on Sep 12, 2007September 12th, 2007, 5:03 pm EDT
sweet fish, is that Penns again?
Spring Mills, PA

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IEatimago on Sep 12, 2007September 12th, 2007, 5:38 pm EDT
no not penns, jason i dont know how it got there either!?

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