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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives

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.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Mdturek on Apr 19, 2009April 19th, 2009, 12:36 pm EDT
What is the best bait and methods to catch rainbows put into the local forest preserve lakes? Can you fly fish for these? What would I use? How can I find out what is currently hatching? Thanks!
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GoofusBug on Apr 19, 2009April 19th, 2009, 2:26 pm EDT
The hatchery rainbows released into the forest preserve lake will respond to bright colored salmon egg patterns. Most of the anglers around you will be fishing with corn or velveeta cheese. The fish won't likely respond to classic wild trout patterns for a while, at least until they are fully used to relying on natural food sources. You might get lucky on a light-colored woolly bugger pattern.

That's my experience, FWIW

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Mdturek on Apr 21, 2009April 21st, 2009, 1:12 am EDT
Thanks for the posting

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