This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
Jmd123 on Dec 31, 2010December 31st, 2010, 2:07 pm EST
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you Troutnutters! Let's hope 2011 is a better year than 2010, even though I did catch some really nice fish this year. 2010 wasn't really a good year for me, as every time I thought I was FINALLY going back to work, it got delayed or cancelled. I am anticipating moving to northern lower Michigan in the next few weeks to start my life up again. I will be in Fishing Central up there what with the AuSable, the Rifle, the AuGres, the Pine, etc...not to mention lakes and many warmwater fisheries, and Lake Huron itself. That will hopefully make up for the last three unemployed years of my life.
Here's wishing you all tight lines and dancing trout (or your favorite warnmwater species) on the end of them in the year ahead!!!!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...