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Landscape & scenery photos from the Namekagon River

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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
This is one of my favorite pictures of the Namekagon. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
This is one of my favorite pictures of the Namekagon.
Date TakenMay 30, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A great blue heron does a flyover on a flock of young common mergansers.  I wonder how many hundreds of young trout go into the creation of a great blue heron and fifteen mergansers... hmm, where's Dick Cheney when you need him?

Photo by Elena Vayndorf. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
A great blue heron does a flyover on a flock of young common mergansers. I wonder how many hundreds of young trout go into the creation of a great blue heron and fifteen mergansers... hmm, where's Dick Cheney when you need him?

Photo by Elena Vayndorf.
Date TakenJul 18, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
When the lead 9" brown grabbed one of my three wet flies and started zooming around his buddy couldn't resist grabbing one of the others. This is an underwater picture of the two of them together on the line. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
When the lead 9" brown grabbed one of my three wet flies and started zooming around his buddy couldn't resist grabbing one of the others. This is an underwater picture of the two of them together on the line.
Date TakenJun 27, 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
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Underwater photos from the Namekagon River

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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
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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
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
In this picture: Arthropod Order Decapoda (Crayfish). From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
Date TakenJun 14, 2006
Date AddedJun 30, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
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
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
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
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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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