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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

Dorsal view of a Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this 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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Landscape & scenery photos from Prince William Sound

Camp from above

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View west across Port Wells arm

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Another cool marine sculpin.

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Cloudy mountain in sun

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We got into some fun chum salmon fishing, but the next day the commercial fleet showed up and cleaned them out.

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Tide flat grass grazed by bears

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My first rockfish (a copper rockfish).

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Sunny morning

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Sunset fire

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Spotting scope set up on the barnacles at low tide, looking for bears.

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We made a slow trudge across this long strip of avalanche debris.

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Fog out in the Port Wells arm

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