Stomach Pump Samples

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The lower Owens River is staying at 100 cfs and is allowing me to get out and consistently catch trout and collect stomachs pump samples. I will be posting stomach samples once a week on Thursdays to show fly fishers what a trout has been feeding on. Use these stomach samples to determine what a specific trout is feeding on and to determine what insect hatches are present and what hatches to expect in the coming weeks.

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Today’s fish stomach sample is brought to you by a 12-inch brown trout caught at gate 8 on the WTS of the lower Owens River caught on a #12 Czech stoner nymph. This fish was caught at about 1:15 p.m. Mayfly nymphs, stick caddis, midge nymphs, midge adults, and midge pupae made up the sample. Note that in the upper right-hand corner of the insects is a stick caddis with its head peeking out of the case. The mayfly nymphs are approximately a size 18 nymph hook.

Current stomach samples can be found on my Facebook page until the page goes live.

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