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AxeMan

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Trout Feeding Frenzy
« on: July 11, 2011, 02:10:55 PM »
I was out at the trout ponds last night with the fly rod for a couple of hours and saw a cool thing.
Later in the evening the rainbows were all swimming just under the surface with just their dorsal fins sticking out of the water.
They weren't really rising just finning as I call it.  I think they may have been feeding on mosquito larvae.  Am I correct??
Anybody ever seen this and can recommend the appropriate fly.  I got a couple in with a just submerged nymph fly.
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Re: Trout Feeding Frenzy
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 03:08:49 PM »
I bet your correct about the Mosquito Larvae , ive seen Pike and Walleye do this to aswell as cutthroat , never rainbows , its pretty cool to see though .

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Re: Trout Feeding Frenzy
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2011, 03:18:05 PM »
  It was fun watching those Rainbows skim the surface eating those blood thirsty skeeters.
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Re: Trout Feeding Frenzy
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 12:12:37 PM »
Weeman, I wouldn't doubt you are right. Growing up in N.S. we did alot of rainbow trout fishing and in May when the mayfly was on iut was a hot time. I often used a blue upright dry fly with a couple of mayfly on it and you couldn't keep em off your hook.
Anyrate, point being, skeeters probably look like a super sized mayfly to them.

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Re: Trout Feeding Frenzy
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 02:21:51 PM »
Sounds like an interesting sight Axe.  You got any pictures of the fish you caught?  It would have been nice to have had the video camera with you.