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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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Strmanglr on Dec 9, 2012December 9th, 2012, 11:50 am EST

Maybe u all have seen this, I don't fish there much, nice to have purely as a safety precaution.
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Strmanglr on Dec 16, 2012December 16th, 2012, 1:20 pm EST
I apologize for an incomplete post.

This is the sixth st dam(far left) in Grand Rapids, Mi. There is great fishing for steelhead, salmon, brown trout, walleye and occasional sturgeon. However a very dangerous place for folks who are don't know where the holes are, more than one has died here.

The spot marked "D" is a quarry hole where limestone was mined, i've heard that hole is in the area of 70 ft deep.

I had two friends who fell in, they hit the downstream side and said it was like a wall.

I know there are peeps here from MI so I thought u might find it useful.
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Northern CA & ID

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Entoman on Dec 18, 2012December 18th, 2012, 7:55 pm EST
Wow, that drop off at the top looks particularly nasty!
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
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Oscoda, MI

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Jmd123 on Dec 20, 2012December 20th, 2012, 5:18 pm EST
So, how's the fishing been there lately? We've been really low on water over here on the east side (Au Sable, Rifle, Au Gres) but we just got a bunch of rain and are due for snow afterwards...about time, I'm dying to get out my cross-country skiis and ice-fishing gear!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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Strmanglr on Dec 21, 2012December 21st, 2012, 5:20 pm EST
The goldish Brown dots as I understand are rock structures placed by ACOE.

Dnr says good, of course, shh, me thinks mdnr hypes a little or more.

People spend way more time there than me, not a fan of concrete.

Occasionally I'll stop by, more of a test run for the day before hitting other spots.

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