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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 Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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 RegionMidwest
Specific LocationAu Sable River, Michigan
Dates Fished6/10/07 - 6/16/07
Time of DayMorning, Noon, and Night
Fish CaughtLots of Trout
Conditions & HatchesHOT! Brown Drakes, Isos, and Hex

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Chicago, IL

Posts: 47
Willy on Jun 20, 2007June 20th, 2007, 3:51 pm EDT
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