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I captured this sunset over one of my favorite holes. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
I captured this sunset over one of my favorite holes.
Date TakenJun 20, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A black bear cub stares down at me from a large pine near one of my favorite trout streams. From McNaught Road, near the upper Namekagon in Wisconsin.
A black bear cub stares down at me from a large pine near one of my favorite trout streams.
Date TakenAug 15, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
My dad held the canoe in place while I snapped a picture of this immature bald eagle perched in a pine over the river on an August evening.  It probably caught more fish than we did. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
My dad held the canoe in place while I snapped a picture of this immature bald eagle perched in a pine over the river on an August evening. It probably caught more fish than we did.
Date TakenAug 7, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A black bear cub shimmies down a tree trunk near one of my favorite trout streams. From McNaught Road, near the upper Namekagon in Wisconsin.
A black bear cub shimmies down a tree trunk near one of my favorite trout streams.
Date TakenAug 15, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
This is my friend Brad's English Setter named Penny, framed against a sunset during the short drive between landings after a float trip. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
This is my friend Brad's English Setter named Penny, framed against a sunset during the short drive between landings after a float trip.
Date TakenAug 2, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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Underwater photos from the Namekagon River

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In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies) and Animal Class Gastropoda (Snails). From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
Date TakenMar 24, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A crayfish chews on a Hexagenia limbata nymph shortly after a small Hex emergence.  I didn't catch any fish, but playing around with my flashlight and camera in the rocks proved productive.  In this picture: Arthropod Order Decapoda (Crayfish) and Mayfly Species Hexagenia limbata (Hex). From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
A crayfish chews on a Hexagenia limbata nymph shortly after a small Hex emergence. I didn't catch any fish, but playing around with my flashlight and camera in the rocks proved productive.

In this picture: Arthropod Order Decapoda (Crayfish) and Mayfly Species Hexagenia limbata (Hex).
Date TakenJun 14, 2006
Date AddedJun 30, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
Here's the surface of the river viewed from below during a Tricorythodes spinner fall.  Several dead spinners are visible.  In this picture: Mayfly Genus Tricorythodes (Tricos). From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
Here's the surface of the river viewed from below during a Tricorythodes spinner fall. Several dead spinners are visible.

In this picture: Mayfly Genus Tricorythodes (Tricos).
Date TakenJul 18, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
Date TakenJul 18, 2005
Date AddedJan 24, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
I spotted this very large leech freely tumbling, and occasionally stopping, along the bottom of a clear, cool trout stream.  I paid careful attention later and spotted two more like it, but this one was the largest -- probably over 7 inches stretched out.

There is one other picture of it.  In this picture: Animal Class Clitellata-Hirudinae (Leeches). From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
I spotted this very large leech freely tumbling, and occasionally stopping, along the bottom of a clear, cool trout stream. I paid careful attention later and spotted two more like it, but this one was the largest -- probably over 7 inches stretched out.

There is one other picture of it.

In this picture: Animal Class Clitellata-Hirudinae (Leeches).
Date TakenJun 21, 2006
Date AddedJul 1, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
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On-stream insect photos from the Namekagon River

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Some Hexagenia limbata duns and several smaller mayflies litter the surface of this river during a Hex emergence. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
Some Hexagenia limbata duns and several smaller mayflies litter the surface of this river during a Hex emergence.
Date TakenJun 18, 2005
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Several large stoneflies recently emerged and left their nymphal skins on this log in fast water.  Imitating the fluttering adults helped me hook a couple trout. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
Several large stoneflies recently emerged and left their nymphal skins on this log in fast water. Imitating the fluttering adults helped me hook a couple trout.
Date TakenJun 12, 2005
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A huge swarm of Hexagenia limbata spinners gathers over the riffle. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
A huge swarm of Hexagenia limbata spinners gathers over the riffle.
Date TakenJun 18, 2005
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Giant Hexagenia limbata spinners leave ghostly trails around the glow of a full moon. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
Giant Hexagenia limbata spinners leave ghostly trails around the glow of a full moon.
Date TakenJun 18, 2005
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
When the freshly shed nymphal skins of large stoneflies cover a log like this, imitating the nymphs is a good bet for large trout. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
When the freshly shed nymphal skins of large stoneflies cover a log like this, imitating the nymphs is a good bet for large trout.
Date TakenJun 12, 2005
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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Videos from the Namekagon River

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Blizzard-like Hex Hatch
This video shows just how blizzard-like the Hexagenia limbata hatch can be. I only wish my digital camera had had respectable video capability back in 2005.

The Namekagon is not known as a Hex hatch river, for good reason: the hatch is extremely rare and localized, and there are often few if any trout where the Hexes are. During this trip I caught nothing and heard no risers, but it was still a memorable night out in the middle of nowhere.
Date ShotJun 18, 2005
Date AddedMar 31, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Dragonfly Nymph Scooting Around
Dragonfly nymphs propel themselves through the water with a miniature jet engine, taking water in below their mouths and shooting it out their back ends. You can see the ripples from the jet out this one's back in this video.
Date ShotJan 13, 2004
Date AddedMar 31, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Isonychia nymph swimming around
These nymphs may be the best swimmers of all North American mayflies.
Date ShotJan 19, 2004
Date AddedMar 31, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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Closeup insects from the Namekagon River

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Hexagenia limbata (Hex) Mayfly NymphHexagenia limbata (Hex) Mayfly Nymph View 9 Pictures
Collected June 8, 2005 from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 26, 2006
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