October Caddis Flies

October Caddis adult

XL Caddis Hatch of the Fall- When most insect hatches have come to an end in the western US, that is the time when the October caddis flies kick into gear. These flies hatch in the fall and can quickly catch the attention of trout. These caddis can be found in several colors from dark … Read more

What Do Trout Eat?

A large trout feeding on insects in shallow water, what do trout eat, what do trout like to eat, what do rainbow trout eat, what do lake trout eat, what do brown trout eat

This post was last updated on July 8th, 2021 at 04:58 pmWhat Do Trout Eat – Trout Foods and Feeding Habits If you’re reading this article, you must be asking what do trout eat? Most trout eat mainly aquatic insects, but some larger fish rely on cannibalism to survive. Once a trout reaches a certain … Read more

Fishing The Hexagenia (Hex) Hatch-Spinner Fall

This large fish was caught during the hex hatch in June of 2014. A 24 or 25 inch brown trout.

This post was last updated on November 15th, 2014 at 05:31 pm Fishing the Hexagenia or Hex hatch After Dark If you have never been on a river all night long fishing during the Hexagenia  limbata (hex) hatch, you have no idea what you have been missing your entire life. The Hexagenia or hex for short, … Read more

Crawdads or Crayfish

The trout will eat crawdads as you can see here.

This post was last updated on August 17th, 2021 at 09:48 pmTrout Love to Eat Crustaceans I think most animals that eat meat enjoy eating crabs and crustaceans. The crawdads will spend a lot of their lives hiding underneath rocks and debris for protection from predators, that’s because they are great food! I am certain … Read more

Salmon Flies, Be Ready for the Hatch

Salmonfly

This post was last updated on June 22nd, 2017 at 07:19 pmFishing the Salmon Fly Hatch can be Pretty Exciting.. (Pteronarcys californica) The Infamous Salmon Fly Each spring, most western fly fishing anglers dream of getting to the river and seeing on the bank covered in these huge flies. They are close to three inches … Read more

The Mayfly, Mayflies for trout

A close up shot of a female mayfly with eggs present

This post was last updated on January 15th, 2016 at 12:24 am Mayflies are an Important Food Source for Trout These are the most common flies that people use for catching trout. They are usually not only in abundance in every stream with moving water but can also be found in lakes and ponds. Like … Read more

Terrestrials: Hoppers, Ants and Beetles – Trout Food Items

grasshopper for brown trout fishing

This post was last updated on January 14th, 2016 at 11:43 pmTerrestrials- Hoppers, Ants and Beetles I am not sure why brown trout, and trout in general love terrestrials (insects that are not spending part of their life cycle in the water) so much. I suppose it could be that they only get to eat … Read more