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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.

Dorsal view of a Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
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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Justonemore
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Justonemore on Feb 26, 2015February 26th, 2015, 4:17 am EST
Does anyone know who decides which California waters are to receive stocked trout and how often. Some lakes get weekly plants and some are very sporadic.
Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Feb 26, 2015February 26th, 2015, 4:53 am EST
Wow, Justonemore I think you are asking the wrong group of fly fly fishers. Why not go right to the source and send an email, or call, the California Fish Commission or whoever is responsible for stocking the rivers and lakes in California.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Planettrout
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Planettrout on Feb 28, 2015February 28th, 2015, 7:11 am EST
That would be right here:

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FishPlants/


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