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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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Bep on Sep 16, 2008September 16th, 2008, 4:01 am EDT
i fished this past week on the st.marys river for atlantic salmon, chinook salmon & pink salmon with riversnorth guide service. we landed all three species of salmon within hours of each other! the leaper lived up to his name! must have been my lucky day! riversnorth is a first class operation & i recommend them to anyone wanting to fish michigan's u.p.! visit http://www.riversnorth.net to see what brad offers in the u.p.-check out the videos on the site.. neat! i had lots of fun & couldn't imagine having a bad time!
menomonie, WI

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Freepow on Sep 16, 2008September 16th, 2008, 5:12 am EDT
Their website says they are out of Marquette...did you have to go to Marquette or did you meet them at Sault St. Marie? If you met them in Marquette, how long was the boat ride? I'm originally from that area and would love to go after Salmon on one of my many trips back to the glorious U.P. Great recommendation Bep...thanks for the link too!
"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..."

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Bep on Sep 16, 2008September 16th, 2008, 10:27 am EDT
i met them over in the soo.. they bounce back & forth from the soo to maquette area..soo for ataltnics, chinook & pinkies-marquette area for brook trout . that would be a heck of a boat ride from marquette!
Marquette, MI

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UPTroutBum on Oct 14, 2008October 14th, 2008, 9:19 am EDT
I've seen Brad on various rivers around here, never got to talk with him much, actually didn't know he was a guide until recently. Someday I'll do a half day with him just to see some new water around here.
" The true fisherman approaches the first day of fishing season with
all the sense of wonder and awe of a child approaching Christmas." John Voelker

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