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2008-07-06 15:00:15

A Hex, or if your Latin is good, a Hexagenia limbata, is a bomber- size Mayfly that shows up on Maine trout ponds in mid-summer, usually early July. For a trout, they area turkey dinner with all the fixins - a chance to get the most amount of food for the least amount of effort. To a trout-loving fly fishermen, a Hex hatch is an adrenaline rush- a sight to behold. In fact, like a solar eclipse or an expanse of northern lights in the winter sky, a true Hex hatch on a trout pond counts as one...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 6--OCEAN SPRINGS -- Fishing in South Mississippi continues to get better for trout and redfish. But cobia, for one reason or another, have become scarce entering the month of July. With offshore water temperatures rising into to the mid-80s, cobia sightings have dwindled. A few cobia have been spotted and caught around the deeper oil rigs with no sightings around the barrier islands or shallow oil rigs. Look for cobia around rigs...

2008-07-06 00:00:12

Blythe Bridge teenager Liam Hamnett is becoming something of a game fishing expert. The Blythe Bridge High School student, aged 14, returned from a fishing holiday in Scotland having recorded the best catch of a trip he enjoyed with his grandparents Peter and Rene Dale. Peter, secretary of the Potteries Angling Society, and his wife Rene spend two weeks a year touring the Scottish rivers and still waters after salmon and trout. However, on this occasion they were both upstaged by their...

2008-07-05 18:00:11

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 5--It already was 65 degrees when I rolled out of bed just after dawn. The sun was barely peeking over the Columbia River rimrock, but most of the river in the John Day Pool still was in shadow. A heat wave was baking Eastern Washington, and I figured the smallmouth bass -- so abundant in the Columbia River -- would bite best early in the day. I rigged a fly rod with a floating popper fly -- and toted along a spinning rod as well. My...

2008-07-03 12:00:31

By Kevin Klott, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 3--With less than 24 hours remaining until this long fishing weekend begins, anglers will be delighted to know they have plenty of time to catch an Alaska salmon or two. The trick will be pin-pointing what kind of salmon you want -- red or king -- and knowing where to look. That would mean avoiding offshore fisheries in the Cook Inlet and Resurrection Bay, where this weekend's tides aren't the greatest for sinking a baited line for...

2008-07-03 00:00:13

By Joe Wilkinson Iowa DNR On a sunny morning at Big Spring, everything appears normal. The big wooden sign welcomes visitors to the Department of Natural Resources trout rearing station, along the Turkey River near Elkader. A closer look, though, and the signature of the 2008 Flood appears. A cornstalk is lodged overhead in the welcome sign, carried there by the wall of water spilling over a levee 40 yards away. "After the 1991 flood, we added 18 inches to the levee. Still, the river...

2008-07-02 09:00:31

VANDERBILT, Mich. _ The smell of rotting fish could take the bark off trees. And to biologists Andrew Nuhfer and Tim Cwalinski, the sight of dozens of brown trout from 16 to 20 inches was infuriating and disheartening. Several miles of the Pigeon River were decimated last week because someone at the Song of the Morning Ranch, a yoga center, apparently screwed up when opening a gate on a private hydroelectric dam and released tons of soft black silt. The result for thousands of trout and...

2008-07-02 09:00:31

The lines of anglers waiting to cover prime trout beats bear witness to a need Colorado might someday rise to meet, if anyone heeds a small change in wording of a policy paper wildlife commissioners approved last month. For decades, trout fishers have been growing in number. The crowding is conspicuous, especially among fly fishers who favor quality trout habitats, which Colorado calls Gold Medal waters. No one is making streams anymore (and few reservoirs). Meanwhile, public access has...

2008-06-27 21:02:20

By Scott Richardson By Scott Richardsonsrichardson@pantagraph.com J. Balmer of the Twin Cities and his friend Mike Mockler of rural Congerville go trout fishing every spring while their ladies attend a basket-weaving convention in Branson, Mo. Their target is usually Lake Taneycomo, a waterway that connects Table Rock to Bull Shoals in the Branson area. Taneycomo resembles a river more than a lake due to current, according to Balmer. Their most recent trip was hampered by high water,...

2008-06-24 15:02:34

By Donna M. Perry WILTON - Matt Carlson brought his fishing pole back over his right shoulder and cast his line into the calm waters above the Wilson Stream dam Monday morning. The 11-year-old Wilton boy and his friend, Brody Pond, also 11 and of Wilton, were minutes into their fishing jaunt. Pond left his pole at home because he needed to repair it but went along for the fun. The two friends often come to fish there as it is one of their favorite pastimes, they said. They really...


Latest Trout Reference Libraries

Brown Trout, Salmo trutta
2013-10-15 12:46:40

The Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) is originally a European species of salmonid fish. It includes both purely freshwater populations, referred to Salmo trutta morpha fario and S. trutta morpha lacustris, and anadromous forms referred to as the sea trout, S. trutta morpha trutta. The latter migrates to the oceans for the majority of its life and returns to freshwater only to spawn. The specific handle trutta comes from the Latin trutta, meaning, literally, “trout”. The lacustrine morph of...

Bull Trout, Salvelinus confluentus
2013-10-14 11:44:30

The Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) is a char belonging to the family Salmonidae that is native to North America. Historically, this fish has been known as the “Dolly Varden”, but was reclassified as a separate species in the year 1980. This Bull Trout is listed as a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Like other species of char, the fins of the bull trout have white leading edges. The head and mouth are abnormally large for salmonids, giving it its name. They...

Australian Grayling, Prototroctes maraena
2012-05-22 10:19:18

The Australian Grayling (Prototroctes maraena) is a freshwater fish found in coastal rivers in Tasmania and southeastern Australia. This fish has often been called the Cucumber Mullet or Cucumber Herring due to its cucumber-like odor. This fish is streamlined with a vaguely trout-like shape. It is silver on the flanks and dusky olive on the back, overlain with a golden shine. It can live 2 to 3 years and reach a length of roughly 7.9 inches. It has rarely been recorded up to 5 years of age...

Lake Trout, Salvelinus namaycush
2009-02-16 20:21:04

The Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a species of freshwater char that is found mainly in lakes of Canada, Alaska, and the northern United States. They have been introduced into many other parts of the world including Europe, South America and some parts of Asia. In Canada, about 25% of the Lake Trout population is found in Ontario. However, only 1% of Ontario's lakes contain trout. The Lake Trout has been known to hybridize with Brook Trout, but such hybrids are almost always...

Golden Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
2009-01-17 20:32:05

The Golden Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita) is a subspecies of the Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). It is also known by the name California Golden Trout and is native to Golden Trout Creek, Volcano Creek and the South Fork Kern River in California. It is most likely found at elevations 10,000 feet above sea level. This subspecies is also commonly placed with other subspecies of rainbow trout known as redband trout. The Golden Trout has flanks with a red, horizontal band along the...

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