Category: Back Lake

Back Lake Hex Hatch Fishing Update: 7/5

Posted by bs - July 5, 2014 - Back Lake, Back Lake Hex Hatch, Ponds, Upper Connecticut River
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hex-patterns

These are several of the hex hatch patterns that can work at any given time, depending on how the trout are feeding and your casting ability. In order, from left to right: Olive Sparrow, Woodduck Heron, Mark’s Hex Emerger, Hex Cripple, Foam Hex, Sexy Hex, Hex Usual, Paradrake Hex, Lucca’s Hex Spinner.

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Back Lake Hex Hatch Fishing Update: 6/28

Posted by bs - June 28, 2014 - Back Lake, Back Lake Hex Hatch, Trophy Stretch
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hex-light

The onslaught continues, and after last night, we’re nearing the peak of hex hatching activity on Back Lake now. While there were many hexagenia limbata coming off last night (the lake was boiling from 8:45 PM until dark), it was sometimes hard to figure out what life stage the trout were taking them at.

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Back Lake Hex Hatch Fishing Update: 6/26

Posted by bs - June 26, 2014 - Back Lake, Back Lake Hex Hatch
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hexagenia-june-26

They’re coming off now, in pretty good numbers when the weather allows. This one was just one of probably ten of them that were plastered to our picture windows this morning.

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Back Lake Fishing Update: 6/21

Posted by bs - June 21, 2014 - Back Lake, Back Lake Hex Hatch, landlocked salmon, Trophy Stretch
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yellow-drake-june-21

While that is not our much sought after Hexagenia Limbata, it is a precursor of what is to come. This yellow drake was on one of our picture windows this morning, and usually signals that we’re nearing our favorite time of the summer.

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Back Lake Fishing Update: 6/16

Posted by bs - June 17, 2014 - Back Lake, Back Lake Hex Hatch
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back-lake-mayfly

That was a small mayfly that landed on the brim of Karen’s cowboy hat last night while we were on the lake. Unfortunately, this was one of the few mayflies that we actually saw last night on the lake, and Mr. Hex was nowhere to be found … yet.

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