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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
Baetis

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.

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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Report at a Glance

General RegionWisconsin
Specific LocationNorth
Dates Fished04/13-04/14
Time of Day9 am - 8 pm
Fish Caught3 browns
Conditions & HatchesCold, "wintery mix", windy. A few tiny stones hatching, no risers.

Details and Discussion

Kschaefer3
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St. Paul, MN

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Kschaefer3 on Apr 15, 2013April 15th, 2013, 6:53 am EDT
I fished this weekend in northern Wisconsin. It was cold. Each week that passes destroys my spirit a little more. Oh well, Spring has to come (I think) and will just be that much sweeter!

I managed to catch a couple nice browns. I fished alone on Saturday. Got one fish around 16". I fished with a friend Sunday morning and got this fish:




A nice 15" brown. With the cold weather and spooky fish, I think the camo is key to hide me from the fish :)

My friend went off to work and I kept fishing. I got one more of similar size. All three fish came on an emerald shiner pattern fished slow and deep.

As I was waiting for my friend to get off work so we could meet back up and fish the evening, this is what I was looking at:



Weather was garbage, but you can't change that. It was still nice to be on the water and get a few fish.
PaulRoberts
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Colorado

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PaulRoberts on Apr 15, 2013April 15th, 2013, 7:26 am EDT
Pure awesomeness. Glad to see you are making lemonade.

Winter won't give up here either. The "big one" has just arrived, expecting over 20". We got about a foot last week, which melted off fast. It's back to back cold fronts with significant snow.
Falsifly
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Hayward, WI.

Posts: 660
Falsifly on Apr 15, 2013April 15th, 2013, 9:35 am EDT
Way to go Kyle, it's good to see that fish are being caught in places other than PA.:)
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."

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