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.
I woke up this morning and was horrified. Has time gone backwards? Is it January all over again? The freaking Polar Vortex in MAY??
I'VE ALREADY CAUGHT TROUT ON FLIES, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE! WHAT THE F***???
My next move and job will NOT be in Michigan, or any other northern state for that matter. Snow started falling on 1 November last fall...I've about had enough of living where I can't enjoy my favorite hobbies for six months out of the year.
This is just WRONG.
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...