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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.

Dorsal view of a Glossosoma (Glossosomatidae) (Little Brown Short-horned Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
I caught this tiny larva without a case, but it seems to key pretty clearly to to Glossosomatidae. From there, the lack of sclerites on the mesonotum points to either Glossosoma or Anagapetus. Although it's difficult to see in a 2D image from the microscope, it's pretty clear in the live 3D view that the pronotum is only excised about 1/3 of its length to accommodate the forecoxa, not 2/3, which points to Glossosoma at Couplet 5 of the Key to Genera of Glossosomatidae Larvae.
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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Starry on Jun 14, 2012June 14th, 2012, 4:15 pm EDT
Ok, I realize the chances are slim that serious trout fishers like those on this site have actually been to this place, but I'm just wondering if anyone or your family members have been to B&H Trout Fishing in the Wisconsin Dells.

We're planning a family get-together this coming weekend, and I'm having a hard time telling if this is actually a decent place or if it's a scam with really lousy fishing.

Any advice? Again, I understand that this isn't exactly a supreme trout fly-fishing kind of experience, but we're talking 3 & 5 year olds going fishing. I just want to make sure it's not gross and a complete money scam where you have to pay for every little fish you catch at ridiculous prices.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Minnesota on Jun 14, 2012June 14th, 2012, 8:50 pm EDT
I've never been to B&H but i've been to the Dells. I live in LaCrosse. Pretty much everything there is a rip-off. They get you into the event, then screw you on the food and the extras. The hotels are a rip too. Its a neat place to see, and lots to do, its gonna cost you alot though. When the kids are old enough to swim. The waterparks there are the worlds best. My kids are 3 and 6, they wouldn't apprciate it. Theres tons of places to fish for free. Jellystone campground is a place to checkout too. I guess most young kids dont even know who fred flintstone is, but its a kids focoused campground. I'm sure theres a website. Its in Warrens WI. Cranberry capital of WI and proboly the world.

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Gutcutter on Jun 15, 2012June 15th, 2012, 6:14 pm EDT
Jellystone campground is a place to checkout too. I guess most young kids dont even know who fred flintstone is

I'll bet they know who Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, Barney, Betty and BamBam are, but they probably don't know about Yogi, Cindy Bear, BooBoo, and Ranger Smith

All men who fish may in turn be divided into two parts: those who fish for trout and those who don't. Trout fishermen are a race apart: they are a dedicated crew- indolent, improvident, and quietly mad.

-Robert Traver, Trout Madness
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Redspeed on Jun 18, 2012June 18th, 2012, 5:32 am EDT
I've been there a couple of time with my kids years ago. It's $4 a person to get in, but if you look around, you can find coupons. There is a 2 for 1 on their site.


You pay by the inch and they have different size trout in different ponds. You can call ahead to figure out the price per inch and plan accordingly. They supply the fishing equipment, bait and fish. They clean and bag it with ice for $5.

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