Trout Food Sources - Livingston's Spring Creeks

I've been conducting kick-seining and stomach-pumping at Livingston's spring creek. Also I chase flying insects with a capturing net on my hand (don't imagine a mid-30s male is running around innocently). I know this list is NOT PERFECT YET. I will add more pictures as I collect more samples. For fly patterns, check out my sales catalogue (http://leftytyer.blogspot.com) and click "spring creek" label. Other sources are to bookmark or join my YouTube channel or to check up my articles covering spring creek fishing at Fly Anglers OnLine (www.flyanglersonline.com).
Pictures of live insects (in the air or under water) surely helps us design flies but pictures of stomach sampling will convince us we are doing right or wrong. Furthermore, my "sample dish" has measurements (mm or cm) so that will help us determine sizes of insects eaten by trout = sizes of our flies.
Me conducting "pumping" at DePuy's - Photo by Tom Travis
Me kick-seining at Betty's Riffle
Me being a "Bug Guy" and sorting bugs - Photo by Tom Travis

MAYFLY
Spring BWO Nymph
 Spring BWO


Fall BWO

Fall BWO

Wing-developing-ascending Fall BWO nymph


PMD
PMD Nymph
The moment of emergence!!!
PMD Spinner

Mahogany Dun
Sulphur


MIDGE
Notice pupae and their pupal shucks among adults (cripples)
On snow
Midge larva

CADDIS
Cased caddis larva

Spring caddis
Free-living caddis larva


TERRESTRIAL
Black ants (plus midges)

Hopper


AQUATIC FOOD SOURCES
Snail & brown trout egg (plus BWO)

Brown trout eggs (from 11-inch brown trout!!)
More eggs (plus worms)
 More More eggs (from 14-inch rainbow!!)

Sowbug
in different sizes.
 Scud
 in different sizes
Mating..........

Snails (from stomach pumping)

Cranefly larva (plus snail)

Golden Stonefly Nymph
Belly side.......
Albino or instar!? Golden Stone Nymph from DePuy's.


Contrast!!

Golden Stone Adult!!



Aquatic worm (pumped out, still alive)
Freshly caught on kick-seine.

Sculpin found dead on kick-seine
Sculpin - top
 Sculpin - belly
 Sculpin - side

Baby Rainbow

A stomach-pump result from a skinny 14-inch brown....... It must be tough underwater........

Leech - These are most commonly found at creeks, especially on the bodies of trout. See how small they are.


Water Boatman (found in & around House Pond)

2 comments:

  1. Satoshi…I admire your patience and buggy observations. I'll be sure to have my camera ready in case I see you running around with a butterfly net!
    Les

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    1. Thanks Lester, Also get your camera ready for the moment when I fall in! (then help me out of water.....)

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