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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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Report at a Glance

General RegionPolk county
Specific LocationKnapp Creek
Dates FishedJuly 20, 2008
Time of Daynoon
Fish Caught23 inch Brown Trout
Conditions & HatchesSunny, moderately warm. Thunderstorm evening of Saturday.

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Cynthia
Posts: 1
Cynthia on Jul 20, 2008July 20th, 2008, 12:38 pm EDT
Just wanted to share this photo. Brown trout measured 23 inches. Weight was 5.6. It was a good day!
Freepow
menomonie, WI

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Freepow on Jul 20, 2008July 20th, 2008, 5:39 pm EDT
Try again to post the picture...I am eager to see what it looks like. Knapp creek is not far from me down here in Dunn County...I may have to come up and search for my own huge Brown.
"I fish...because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip..."
Freepow
menomonie, WI

Posts: 83
Freepow on Jul 20, 2008July 20th, 2008, 6:46 pm EDT
Actually, I just realized that I will be camping at Interstate Park next weekend and that is close to you (I think). Could you point me to any trout fishing areas within 20 minutes or so of the park??? Or, do you know if the St. Croix or Dulles creek (in Interstate Park) have any trout fishing? Thanks.
"I fish...because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip..."
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jul 22, 2008July 22nd, 2008, 9:58 pm EDT
No photo - Do uou know how to post a picture on this web site?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Freepow
menomonie, WI

Posts: 83
Freepow on Jul 23, 2008July 23rd, 2008, 3:54 am EDT
I always do it through the photography message board. It has an upload file box there that you can use and then a spot to put your message.
"I fish...because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip..."
Ericd
Mpls, MN

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Ericd on Sep 28, 2008September 28th, 2008, 5:17 pm EDT
I posted a reply in another forum asking about trout in the St. Croix. It has many tributaries that carry brookies, so I assume there must be a few, but does anyone wish to share any info?

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