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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.

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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Chowdryfarm
Locust Grove Va

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Chowdryfarm on May 7, 2013May 7th, 2013, 6:10 pm EDT
had a small creek flowing across property in Orange county VA and now beavers have dammed it up to about 8 to 10/12/15/ inches in about 4/5 acres . i dont mind cos i'm hoping to have my own little stream ..that i can fish in...how do i get a healthy fish population going while not having the beavers eat them all.....
Chowdryfarm
Locust Grove Va

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Chowdryfarm on May 7, 2013May 7th, 2013, 6:10 pm EDT
may be u could put some cat fish in there
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Northern CA & ID

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Entoman on May 7, 2013May 7th, 2013, 9:17 pm EDT
how do i get a healthy fish population going while not having the beavers eat them all.....may be u could put some cat fish in there


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Sayfu
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Sayfu on May 8, 2013May 8th, 2013, 5:55 am EDT

Somebody share with me. Beavers do not eat fish like Otters do, I do not believe, or do they?

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