03/02/13

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
Hatching:
1.    BWOs (Little BWOs)
2.    Midges
3.    Little Winter Stoneflies
4.    Little Brown Stoneflies
5.    Quill Gordons
6.    Blue Quills
7.    Little Black Caddis

Most available - Other types of food:
8.    Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)







Legislation Introduced to stop the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers from
installing blockaides near the dams on the Cumberland River.
You can read the article here. Also notice, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, said he is planning to take
another legislative course of action to halt the corps' plan.



Fly Fishing School - How you catch a fish using a hook
The process you should go through learning to catch any fish is quite simple, irrespective of the species of
fish. You catch fish by either using or imitating something the fish eat. It doesn't matter if it's a 600 pound
blue marlin, or a 6 ounce bluegill that you are trying to catch. You put a hook in either something the fish
eats, or in something created to look and act like something the fish eats such as a lure or a fly. The only
exception to that is when you either use or imitate something the fish you are trying to catch is attempting to
kill or get rid off. This situation most often arises when the particular species of fish is spawning.

Many anglers never stop and think much about the actual bait or food the fish eats. They concentrate on
knowing something about the species of fish they are after - a bass, a snook, a tuna or a walleye, but they
don't seem to worry much about the food it prefers to eat to survive. They become far more concerned with
the flies or lures they and others use. That is a big mistake.
To become proficient at catching any
species of fish, you must first become familiar with the food it eats.
The only way you can control,
manipulate or fool the fish you are trying to catch into taking something your hook is in, is using the actual
food or some type of an imitation of it.

I learned to catch sailfish on the South Florida coast by learning how to find and track schools of goggle
eyes (big eyed scad). I learned how to catch sailfish off Cozumel, Mexico, by first learning how to find and
track schools of balleyhoo. I learned how to catch blue marlin in Costa Rica by learning how to find schools
of Kawa Kawa. I learned how to catch blue marlin in the Gulf of Mexico by first finding offshore schools of
tuna. That's best accomplished by finding rip lines, studying ocean rotary currents, offshore thermal
changes and actually flying over the water in an airplane.

I learned how to catch speckled trout (sea trout) by learning how to find and keep track of schools of bay
shrimp. I learned how to catch king mackerel in the Atlantic by learning how to find and net menhaden. I
learned how to catch king mackerel in the Southern Gulf by learning how to find schools of white minnows
and in the Northern Gulf by finding and tracking schools of round eyed scad (cigar minnows). I could go on
and on, but I hope I have made the point. The key to catching any species is always the food they survive on.

When I started fly fishing for trout almost exclusively, the first thing I proceeded to do was to learn all about
the food trout eat. That was automatic. I used the same exact approach I had used successfully for many
years. I must admit that when I started studying trout food, I quickly found out I had my hands full. I
discovered there were hundreds of different items of food that looked and behaved differently. I also
discovered that over the years, anglers and writers had made it much more complicated than it should be.
They used hundreds of confusing and meaningless common names of insects and worse, added to the
confusion by naming the flies used to imitate the insects with thousands of other names that usually didn't
relate to or identify anything.

Continued
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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