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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 Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
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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Jmd123
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Jmd123 on May 19, 2020May 19th, 2020, 10:38 am EDT
The Edenville Dam on the Tittabawassee River just FAILED from an excessive amount of precipitation. I don't know what fell down there but we got over 8" according to my neighbor here in Iosco County. I was supposed to be working on county drains in this area, as well as invasive weed surveys on this and other lakes in the chain, wetland restorations, soil sedimentation and erosion control, endangered mussels...the county drains are going to be re-arranged, the lakes drained, erosion control/restoration areas blasted to pieces, culverts blown out, mussels buried or blown out?

Crazy world, welcome to Climate Change!

Jonathon

P.S. Oh, and the Rifle River took out the US 23 bridge at Omer.
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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bancroft michigan

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Partsman on May 19, 2020May 19th, 2020, 10:51 am EDT
Hope folks are safe downstream from the dam. The Rifle looks pretty ugly, I don't know, all I thought about all winter was fishing this spring, sure not looking good.
Mike.
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Jmd123 on May 19, 2020May 19th, 2020, 1:05 pm EDT
https://radio.wcmu.org/post/gladwin-and-midland-counties-see-flooding-evacuation-orders

Yikes!!!

Jonathon
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Jmd123 on May 19, 2020May 19th, 2020, 1:14 pm EDT
https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/michigan/1-mid-michigan-dam-breached-another-at-risk/69-5371bc0d-7e25-4ac3-a1cf-9fce5a7f7bd9

https://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Edenville+Dam&qpvt=Edenville+Dam&FORM=EWRE

Google Maps view:

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.8134015,-84.3761214,1121m/data=!3m1!1e3

Right (East) side blew...

AND Sanford is going to blow AND I just heard Secord...that's 3 for 4, Smallwood is the only one left...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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