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Success with the burbot lines!

By Troutnut on May 12th, 2011
After putting out setlines for burbot yesterday (my first time trying, except through the ice) I checked the lines today and found three small burbot. I made several adjustments to make some of the lines longer and place them better in relation to the current. I'm excited to see what tomorrow brings!

Photos by Troutnut from the Tanana River in Alaska

The Tanana offers several nice views of the high peaks of the Alaska Range. From the Tanana River in Alaska.
The Tanana offers several nice views of the high peaks of the Alaska Range.
StateAlaska
LocationTanana River
Date TakenMay 12, 2011
Date AddedMay 13, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10
Small burbot, but tasty!  If you think in units of brook trout, even the smallest burbot is a lot of dinner. From the Tanana River in Alaska.
Small burbot, but tasty! If you think in units of brook trout, even the smallest burbot is a lot of dinner.
StateAlaska
LocationTanana River
Date TakenMay 12, 2011
Date AddedMay 13, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
These dust storms are a common sight on the Tanana whenever it hasn't rained for several days.  The river's channel, mostly over a mile wide, consists mostly of vast bars of dry gravel and glacial silt that's easily kicked up by the wind. From the Tanana River in Alaska.
These dust storms are a common sight on the Tanana whenever it hasn't rained for several days. The river's channel, mostly over a mile wide, consists mostly of vast bars of dry gravel and glacial silt that's easily kicked up by the wind.
StateAlaska
LocationTanana River
Date TakenMay 12, 2011
Date AddedMay 13, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10
 From the Tanana River in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationTanana River
Date TakenMay 12, 2011
Date AddedMay 13, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10

Closeup insects by Entoman from the Fall River in California

Female Lepidostoma podagrum (Little Brown Sedge) Little Brown Sedge AdultFemale Lepidostoma podagrum (Little Brown Sedge) Little Brown Sedge Adult View 3 PicturesThese specimens are still alive, just very cold, so the colors are accurate. I put them in the freezer for a bit to settle them down and overdid it a little:)
Collected May 12, 2011 from the Fall River in California
Added to Troutnut.com by Entoman on December 14, 2011
Lepidostoma podagrum (Little Brown Sedge) Little Brown Sedge LarvaLepidostoma podagrum (Little Brown Sedge) Little Brown Sedge Larva View 2 PicturesThe photo of the specimen cased is alive. The photo of the uncased larva is the same specimen taken after it was preserved in its case. Unfortunately, there was a lot of pigment transfer making the specimen look olivaceous. In life it was grayish white as shown in the first photo.
Collected May 12, 2011 from the Fall River in California
Added to Troutnut.com by Entoman on December 14, 2011
Lepidostoma podagrum (Little Brown Sedge) Little Brown Sedge LarvaLepidostoma podagrum (Little Brown Sedge) Little Brown Sedge Larva View 1 PicturesThis egg packet was dropped from the specimen with the severely foreshortened abdomen in the other photo series. It's amazing how much abdominal length is given up in this process. The egg packet looked black in the hand.
Collected May 12, 2011 from the Fall River in California
Added to Troutnut.com by Entoman on December 14, 2011

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