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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 Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
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
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com

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