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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Pryal74 has attached these 8 pictures to this report. The message is below.
This stonefly hatch was incredible, they were dropping on the water everywhere!

Report at a Glance

General RegionThe Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Specific LocationSomewhere =)
Dates Fished04-01-2012
Time of DayAfternoon
Fish Caught7 Steelhead
Conditions & HatchesWarm! Water temps over 50+ degrees. Air temps 55+ degrees. Stoneflies hatches and dropping eggs everywhere!!

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Escanaba, MI

Posts: 168
Pryal74 on Apr 1, 2012April 1st, 2012, 7:08 pm EDT
No April fools today!

I hope it's alright to post videos on here. The only problem is it's from my youtube channel. The first video is from that giant I landed last week. The second is from a solid male I fought and lost today.

The pictures posted are from today, 7 for 13. My best day Steelheading for total number caught in an afternoon.
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Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2758
Troutnut on Apr 1, 2012April 1st, 2012
Videos are very welcome here. Looks like some nice fish!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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