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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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Troutnut on Sep 2, 2011September 2nd, 2011, 2:21 pm EDT
I'll be doing a presentation there about my research on juvenile Chinook salmon. I'm not sure who else here would specifically be going, and I would guess I'd be more likely to find fellow troutnuts at a NABS meeting, but I still thought it's worth checking. Is anyone attending who'd want to meet up?

Here's the conference website:

http://afs2011.org/
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Jmd123 on Sep 2, 2011September 2nd, 2011, 5:45 pm EDT
I WISH, but I have started teaching my intro Biology class so I'm booked...too bad because I love conferences and I haven't been to one in a while...

Jonathon

P.S. Jason, best of luck on your presentation!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Creno on Sep 2, 2011September 2nd, 2011, 7:51 pm EDT
Nope - dropped that club awhile ago - bugs are more fun. Do you want years of back issues? going to NABS next year?
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Troutnut on Sep 2, 2011September 2nd, 2011, 8:30 pm EDT
Do you want years of back issues?


Thanks, but I've got online access... I have too many paper issues taking up space in my closet already. It feels wrong to throw science in the trash (or recycling), but I should probably bite the bullet and do it, unless Adobe has a nefarious secret plan to un-invent the PDF format or something.

going to NABS next year?


I don't know about meetings next year yet. I've been meaning to go to a NABS meeting at some point, since I've never been to one yet. I'll post here when I do. The talk I'm giving at AFS this year would be a half-decent fit for NABS as well, but it's an even better fit for all the salmonid behavioral ecologists I'll be speaking to next week.
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Creno on Sep 3, 2011September 3rd, 2011, 1:24 pm EDT
NABS (now SFS) is currently asking for session suggestions. Maybe you want to bring some other fish folks with ya. We used to have quite a few talks on darters and fish/mussel interactions.

http://www.freshwater-science.org/

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