March 15th, 2004|
Q. From DBoyce290 What do trout like to eat the best, midge larva or adults?
I don't think anybody can answer this question,
but I can make a couple of observations. On an
individual basis, a midge larva probably contains
more potential food energy than the adult. Thus,
a trout would need less of them to obtain a given
level of food energy. You might also expect that
a trout would probably expend less energy picking
up a midge larva from the drift or from a stone
rather than taking it from the surface as an adult.
Generally, trout take whatever is most available
and easiest to get.
~ C. E. (Bert) Cushing, aka Streamdoctor
105 W. Cherokee Dr.
Estes Park, CO 80517
The 'Stream Doctor' is a retired professional stream ecologist and author, now living in the West and spending way too much time fly-fishing. You are invited to submit questions relating to anything stream related directly to him for use in this Q & A Feature at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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