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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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 RegionBosnia (Former Yugoslavia)
Specific LocationBosnia
Dates Fished2016 Summer
Time of Day4pm
Fish CaughtSteelhead
Conditions & HatchesWarm and clear

Details and Discussion

IvansFishin
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Toronto, Canada

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IvansFishin on Jan 27, 2017January 27th, 2017, 6:06 am EST
The family member caught this beauty last summer. Enjoy it.







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfcUuHFjjLA




Cheers
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Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jan 27, 2017January 27th, 2017, 6:36 am EST
Hmm, so is it a lake trout, a steelhead trout, or a big rainbow trout?
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IvansFishin
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Toronto, Canada

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IvansFishin on Jan 27, 2017January 27th, 2017, 7:26 am EST
Considering the luck of red dots on her, I would say it is a steelhead. I put laketrout in the title, because it was caught in the lake. If it was a smaller trout it would be easier to tell.
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Wbranch
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jan 27, 2017January 27th, 2017, 10:59 am EST
Does that lake empty into the ocean? Or are there streams and rivers entering and exiting the lake where it was caught? In the USA there are two distinct kinds of steelhead. Anadromous steelhead and steelhead stocked into streams and rivers that empty into the Great Lakes. Both types spent from 1 - 3 years in the ocean or one of the Great Lakes and then enter a stream or river sometime from October to March to spawn.

I don't know anything about that lake in Bosnia but I'm guessing that is just one big rainbow trout that had been stocked as a much smaller fish and just ate very well for a couple of years.
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IvansFishin
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Toronto, Canada

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IvansFishin on Jan 27, 2017January 27th, 2017, 6:41 pm EST
Since there is some interests, here is an other one from the same area, but this is like 10 lbs trout. You can watch it in 4K. We spotted it as we walked by.




Wbranch, it is a bigger river that leads into man made lake and the lake stops and turns again in the river after the hydro power plant. So a river turning into a lake and ending as a river at the end.
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