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Old 07-21-2017, 06:12 PM   #12
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Bloomsburg, PA
Posts: 56
I was at "Big Pond" the other day. Decided to drown a worm behind a number 1 gold wobbler. Caught and quickly released two lip hooked fish. The third, a nice 14" beauty, also lip hooked was bleeding internally quite a bit. I couldn't figure that out. Rather than let it die in the water, I kept it. The first trout I have kept in years.When I cleaned it I found a hook and worm in its damaged stomach (I imagine from one of the other three boats fishing). But to the point....the stomach was filled with midge pupa/larva.
Fascinating! May I ask about what time of day you caught that fish and what colors were the midge pupa/larva?

As VT suggested a suspended midge pupa might work at the correct depth.
That is actually my absolute favorite tactic in fly fishing. I usually suspend two under an indicator, each with different colors. Or sometimes I swap the bottom one for a balanced micro-leech. Have never been successful with that tactic on Brookies. But data is data and what you found in that fish's stomach suggests I should try it again.
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