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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives
Baetis

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

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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About "Mystery Creeks": If you recognize one of these, you already understand why I'm keeping it a secret. I'm not as strict as some anglers about hiding where I fish, mostly because I don't expect to substantially affect fishing pressure on already well-known or simply unpopular waters. But there are some gems where I don't want to add a single unfamiliar bootprint to the mix, due to the fishing, their wild character, or keeping a friend's secret. They're all "Mystery Creek" here—even the lakes.

Landscape & scenery photos from Mystery Creek # 274

The Mystery Creek # 274 in Wyoming
My first Bonneville Cutthroat (17 in)
15.5 inch brown
The Mystery Creek # 274 in Wyoming
The Mystery Creek # 274 in Wyoming
The Mystery Creek # 274 in Wyoming
Pretty pastel colors on the side of this little Bonneville Cutthroat that still has its parr marks.
The Mystery Creek # 274 in Wyoming
The Mystery Creek # 274 in Wyoming
14.5 inch Bonneville Cutt. This surprise fish came from low, skinny water where most of the pools seemed devoid of fish, and most of the fish were 8" or less.
The Mystery Creek # 274 in Wyoming
The Mystery Creek # 274 in Wyoming
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