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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

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.

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 RegionWI - SW
Specific LocationTimber Coulee / WB Kickapoo / Big Green River
Dates Fished8/26/06 & 8/27/06

Details and Discussion


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Sasso on Aug 28, 2006August 28th, 2006, 9:07 am EDT
whoops! I was just going to chime in and mention that I've never found a reports website I really like... so I'm going to post here :)

Fished SW WI this weekend... beautiful misty weekend in Coulee Country. Left home w/o stream thermometer... air temps in low-mid 80s. Water a little hazy due to Friday's rains, but cleared by mid-saturday for the most part. No surface activity to speak of... tons of hoppers streamside, but not many making their way *into* the water. Kept slow & low working buggers & nymphs from the tall grass. Had never been on the Big Green before... a nice change of pace. Not as many fish but some nice fat ones. Hope to see more reports soon!
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Troutnut on Aug 28, 2006August 28th, 2006, 10:11 am EDT
Thanks for the report! I've been seeing similar conditions here in upstate NY -- not a lot of bugs. It's typical for this time of year.

I'm going to take off for the Catskills for a few days later this week and hopefully have something really interesting to write about, and some nice new pictures.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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