8" spawning male brook trout caught on a #12 October Caddis dry fly.
Black flying ants obtained from a trouts stomach using a gastric lavarge
Small (5-6 mm, size 18-20). Brown body, clear wings, 3 tails.
Black, hairy palps (a mouth part), very long antennae. 6-7 mm body, size 16-18.
A decent hatch of these little yellow critters.
Small (size 20), dark brown body, 3 tails. Obvious hind wings. May be same species as another mayfly observed and reported that day, which had a somewhat lighter brown body.
Small (size 20) brown body. clear wings, obvious hind wings, 3 tails. Not sure if this is the same species as another observation made on same day. The other seemed to have a somewhat darker body, but that may be variation within the species.
May have seen a few duns also, but not sure about that.
Saw a very few duns flying above water.
This was the lightest hatch I've seen of these for some time. This may be a factor of the weather. Thunderstorm, heavy downpour from about 6 - 7 PM.
Small black caddis, dancing above water.
Small, yellow body, light grey wings, 3 tails.
Apart from the insects, I heard some of the quacking-type katydids (or cicadas?) that have ben around of late. These were heard where I was fishing, and also back at the car by route 9. Also heard the buzzing type of katydids/cicadas? by route 9. Did not hear the whippoorwill, which in recent weeks had been calling a lot near dark at this location.
Ate a few blueberries on the way to the stream. These are about done - there'd been a pretty decent crop 2-3 weeks ago.
Brownish olive color body, clear wings. Couldn't see how many tails there were. This looks much like the Serratella serratoides I collected from the same general location, same river on July 30th, but I didn't keep this one, and didn't get a close enough look at key characters (small dark spots on underside of abdomen) to be able to say for certain.
One thing I've noticed about these when on the wing - the bodies have a faint pink or salmon tinge. I think this may be because of the somewhat darker, more orange color in the thorax, whereas the abdomen has a more yellow, 'sulphur' color.
Black wings, body. Very long, striped antennae. Distinctive long, hairy maxillary palps (mouth parts) that might be mistaken for front legs.
Sulphurs hatching and spinners falling to water.
Caught & Released 2 rainbows 14-16" on #18 sulphur parachute pattern. in Hemlock Pool.
Caught & Released 2 rainbows 14-16" on #18 sulphur parachute pattern in Bench Pool.
Caddisfly, gray-brown body.
Swift River, Hemlock Pool to Bench Pool.
Several small (size 18 or so) caddis flying low above the river - much like Black Dancers (Mystacides sepulchralis) do, but these seemed more brown than black. Didn't catch any, so can't be sure
Small (size 20), orange-yellow body (more orange on the thorax). although it looks like there are 2 tails from the images, there are actually 3 - one was broken off. On at least one of the photos, you can see where the 3rd tail should be coming from.
Small body (size 20) yellow abdomen, yellow/orange thorax. Gray upright wings, 3 tails.
Small yellow body; organge-yellow thorax. Large 2-toned eyes (brown/orange on top, dark brown underneath) - this is a male. 3 tails. Light grey wings.
There may also have been a few small (size 24 or so) BWOs on the water.
16" Rainbow trout caught and released. Time: mid AM. Weather: Mostly sunny, air temp. c. 75.
Small (Size 18 or so), black wing and body. Maybe a little greenish cast to body?
After consulting with entomologist/angler friend Mike Cole, I've decided this is Serratella serratoides. Brown body, small (size 20, possibly 18) 3 striped tails, clear wings, obvious hind wing. Small dark spots on underside of abdomen are diagnostic.
Small - size 20 or so. Yellow body, 3 tails.