When the fish began to rise I put on an Ausable Bomber and caught some small fallfish and smallmouth. As it got darker I up-sized and matched the big mayflies that were just beginning to show up. By the time the trout had keyed in on the bugs, both spinners and duns were on the water in increasing numbers, I had gone up to a size 10 White Wulff. When it got to dark for that I changed to a size 6 Stimulator. The last fish of the night was rising loudly in the riffle at the head of the pool and took the stimulator skated, which was good because I would not have felt or seen the take if it was dead drifted.
After releasing that fish I took out the flashlight to see how many bugs were coming off, and boy there were a lot!!!! There were also some enormous stoneflies flying about.
|Now this is a ton of mayflies!|
|Trout are not the only things that eat mayflies.|