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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.

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 the Yakima River

The Yakima River in Washington
Yakima River from WA highway 10 near Teanaway, with rafters floating down.

From the Yakima River in Washington
The Yakima River in Washington
The Yakima River in Washington
The Yakima River in Washington
The Yakima River in Washington
My 7-month-old fishing buddy.

From the Yakima River in Washington
These bighorn ewes were watching over the Yakima as I fished.

From the Yakima River in Washington
20" rainbow caught swinging a sculpzilla through a deep riffle
My first trout of 2021! Not a big one, but a start.
The Yakima River in Washington
The Yakima River in Washington

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Yakima River in Washington

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