Eighteenmile Creek is one of many pretty little trout streams in the forests of northern Wisconsin, and I have a soft spot for it because it's where I really got started trout fishing as a teenager during family vacations to a nearby lake from Missouri.
The fish were small, but feisty and colorful, and they were trout, which made them better than all the fish I had ever caught before. Things kind of spiraled out of control from there...
Underwater photos from Eighteenmile Creek
Light reflected from air bubbles left ghostly wisps in this fairly long exposure picture beneath a riffle. It's got an accidental artistic look.
A peculiar mayfly nymph clings to a log. I'm not sure if it's a Heptageniid clinger or a flat-bodied Ephemerellid crawler, but I don't believe it's a species I've collected yet.In this picture: Insect Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies).
Here's the view from inside an algae bloom in a still backwater along a pristine small stream.
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