Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.
Dano on Nov 15, 2007November 15th, 2007, 12:56 am EST
...Sorta like the introduction of von Behr Brown trout into Brook trout waters....North Branch of the Pere Marquette River near Baldwin, Michigan by J.F. Ellis in 1884 being the first North American planting. The rest, as they say, is history.....
Eventually, all things merge into one...and a river runs through it.
Jmd123 on Nov 19, 2007November 19th, 2007, 3:41 pm EST
Bluegills are EXTREMELY aggressive when it comes to territory. Ever kept any in an aquarium? One decides that he's King of the tank and, through incessant harassment, slowly kills everybody else in the tank. A friend of my father once had a big tank full of cichlids, which are notoriously territorial, like to rearange rocks and plants, and generally don't get along with each other. Well, this guy lived on a lake and he decided to add a bluegill to the mix, which proceded to beat the living sh*t out of his tough, aggressive cichlids - they were no match.
So sure, world, give us your dumb-ass carp! We got bluegills, we got bass, we got rainbow and brook trout...WATCH OUT!!!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...