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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.

Lateral view of a Onocosmoecus (Limnephilidae) (Great Late-Summer Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen keys pretty easily to Onocosmoecus, and it closely resembles a specimen from Alaska which caddis expert Dave Ruiter recognized as this genus. As with that specimen, the only species in the genus documented in this area is Onocosmoecus unicolor, but Dave suggested for that specimen that there might be multiple not-yet-distinguished species under the unicolor umbrella and it would be best to stick with the genus-level ID. I'm doing the same for this one.
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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Konchu on May 11, 2007May 11th, 2007, 8:21 am EDT
Thought the following news blurb might be of interest to some folks around Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky. I think it illustrates what can happen when people work together.

Brookville Lake tailwater will be stocked with federal Brown Trout

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring a community trout stocking
in Brookville on May 15 at 2 p.m. EDT.

The DNR will be trucking in 2,600 9-inch brown trout provided by the Wolf Creek
National Fish Hatchery near Jamestown, Ky. Brookville Lake is eligible to receive
federal fish because it is a federal flood control project.

The fish will be released into the East Fork of the Whitewater River below
Brookville Lake. The public is invited to attend and assist in stocking the fish.

A two-mile stretch of the East Fork of the Whitewater River below the 5,260-acre
reservoir at the edge of Brookville in Franklin County has provided Indiana anglers
with rainbow trout fishing for more than 30 years.

The DNR stocks 1,500 rainbow trout into the river each spring. Most of these fish
are harvested in the first weeks following the opening of the trout season on the
last Saturday in April.

In 2000, the Central Indiana Chapter of Trout Unlimited led an effort to partner
with the DNR in developing the tailwater into a trout fishing destination.

With assistance from several other conservation groups and businesses, the chapter
has purchased brown trout annually and released them into the cool waters below the
reservoir under stocking permits issued by DNR.

"These brown trout survived and displayed excellent growth," said DNR fisheries
chief Bill James. "Special regulations that limited brown trout harvest to one fish
per day with a minimum size limit of 18 inches were put in place to encourage more
and larger trout. These strategies are working as anglers are now catching brown
trout that surpass 20 inches and four pounds."

"This community fish stocking is an excellent example of how conservation partners
can come together to improve a resource and create new public outdoor
opportunities," said DNR Director Robert Carter. "We appreciate the efforts by
anglers, conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Corps of
Engineers, the local community and everyone else who supports and values this
beautiful stretch of stream."

Trout anglers must have a valid fishing license and trout/salmon stamp. The daily
bag limit from Brookville Lake's tailwaters is five trout, of which no more than one
may be a brown trout. Brown trout must be at least 18 inches long to be possessed.
The minimum size limit on rainbow trout is 7 inches.

More Indiana trout fishing and licensing information can be found at:

Stocking location
Brookville Town Park, Brookville, Indiana. The park is off Fairfield Ave., south of
the American Legion on the east edge of town at the large parking lot by the
baseball diamonds.

Media contact,
Bill James,
Chief of Fisheries,

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