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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives

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.

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 RegionCentral PA
Specific LocationPenns Creek C&R water
Dates FishedSaturday April 26 2008
Time of Day8:30-15:00
Fish CaughtFour wild browns
Conditions & HatchesArrived on the water to clouds of Hendrickson spinners, a fair number of March Brown spinners and a smattering of grannom caddis.
Water was 51*, slightly murky (well actually a beatiful limestone green), and in the process of receeding from rains last weekend.

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Chambersburg, PA

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JOHNW on Apr 27, 2008April 27th, 2008, 11:41 am EDT
Only four risers were seen the entire day. All fish taken were on the edge of fairly heavy runs and taken on march brown wet flies.
While the catching was less than stellar the wild life observed and the pure beauty of the environs made it a very enjoyable day.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
LittleJ on Apr 27, 2008April 27th, 2008, 3:08 pm EDT
It seems as though those hot days during the grannoms sure put things in high gear.

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