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    Default Its Hex Hatch time again

    The Hex Hatch is starting and I still have a handful of open dates. Take a look and let me know if you might be interested. As always thanks for looking.

    https://mailchi.mp/2bc1a2982724/hex-...1?e=80a5b6bde5
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    I think mid-June till mid-July is the Hex time at Lake Almanor?

    Lance and Lincoln Gray have a cabin on Lake Almanor now.
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    Heading there this coming Wednesday for a few days.

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    I believe the Hexagenia is the largest mayfly in America.......around a size 6?

    They can be found in stillwaters and also slow moving streams.

    The 4th of July is sometimes the peak of the emergence.

    In the late afternoon some fish deep with emerging nymphs that are coming out of the silt bottoms.

    Much of the top water action is right around sunset with everything trying to eat them.

    Ducks, geese, bats, birds and all fish are feasting on the giant Hex mayflies.

    The lower Fall river and Lake Almanor are the most famous places to go for this magic hatch.

    Dozens of other places have the Hex like our own Lake Natomas right below Folsom Lake.


    Back on some areas around the Great Lakes they have huge hatches and call them the "Michigan Caddis"....?

    https://hawkinsoutfitters.com/hexagenia-limbata/


    Good Hex fishing videos....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK01qDwhdmc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC4bBJqX_BE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxyknyYcU_E
    Bill Kiene

    Fly fishing travel consultant
    Certified FFF Casting Instructor
    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
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    Yes the brothers have a cabin in Pratteville. Lance is at the cabin guiding and Lincoln is unfortunately stuck at the shop. The hatch has started early the last 2 years. Last year ended early with the high temps. I stay in Canyon Dam when I'm up at Almanor guiding. Life is rough for the Hexagenia, everything wants to eat them.
    Joe Garza
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    Thanks Joe.....
    Bill Kiene

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    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

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    I was at Crowley this week and believe I saw a hexagenia hatching there. Though it was a reddish brown color and fish were rising in 20-30 ft of water. It wasn’t a big hatch but I watched several coming off in the morning. Is there a hex of that color?
    Last edited by Rossflyguy; Today at 04:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.A.G. Fly Fishing View Post
    Yes the brothers have a cabin in Pratteville. Lance is at the cabin guiding and Lincoln is unfortunately stuck at the shop. The hatch has started early the last 2 years. Last year ended early with the high temps. I stay in Canyon Dam when I'm up at Almanor guiding. Life is rough for the Hexagenia, everything wants to eat them.
    Yes, I have been up for a month. Guiding Almanor and Lassen Meadows Ranch. The fishing as been good and is only going to get better this week. If anyone needs anything. Let me know.
    Lance Gray
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