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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
Baetis

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.

Dorsal view of a Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
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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Joshbentz
Thurmont, MD

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Joshbentz on May 21, 2008May 21st, 2008, 1:41 pm EDT
I am in need of some help. I have went fishing on the North Fork of the South Branch in the Petersburg, Smokehole and Jordon Run Rd. areas and I need some advice. I have fished the area about 10 times in the past two months and have yet to land a fish. I know they are out there but they don't go for anything I through out to them. I was wondering if there was anyone out there that has fished the area and could give me advise on anything in the in the area. Also last time I went out I noticed a USGS depth gauge on the Smokehole Bridge and was wondering if someone had a link to get the info on the day to day level in this area. Any ideas and suggestions are welcome.
Konchu
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Indiana

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Konchu on May 21, 2008May 21st, 2008, 4:09 pm EDT
http://water.usgs.gov/waterwatch/


Click on the state for more detail. You can click on each station, too.
Shawnny3
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Shawnny3 on May 22, 2008May 22nd, 2008, 12:34 pm EDT
The resource Konchu posted is a really good one. Anyone who hasn't checked it out should do so, no matter what state they're in.

-Shawn
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