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.
Troutnut on Aug 3, 2008August 3rd, 2008, 5:48 pm EDT
No, but good guess! There are some pics somewhere on this site from that stretch of Mongaup, I think. I've got lots of bugs from there. (When I fished it, I didn't catch anything... maybe 1 small brookie.)
Today's header is from the nearby West Fork of the Neversink.
Also, here's a link to the one we're talking about, since it will change tomorrow and leave everybody confused:
Wbranch on Aug 3, 2008August 3rd, 2008, 6:37 pm EDT
The upper Mongaup near the conservation camp used to have plentiful wild browns in the 9" - 12" class. Then in late September and into October if you went right where the damn is almost across the street from the camp pond you might see twenty plus large browns milling around staging for their spawning event. Many would be in a 18" - 24" range. However the season closes September 30 so all you could do was look and drool.
It is in the upper Mongaup where I once saw a male brookie courting a female brown on a redd.