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GoofusBugJanuary 11th, 2009, 7:36 pm
Posts: 31Was reading an article on brook trout which said that brookies most often feed on the bottom.

Is this true in your own experience?
UPTroutBumJanuary 12th, 2009, 2:18 pm
Marquette, MI

Posts: 33
Pretty broad statement there. On my local streams in northern michigan, I have caught most brookies on nymphs, especially the bigger ones, I have caught some small guys on drys like an adams, never any bigger than 8, maybe its just my luck.
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RleePJanuary 12th, 2009, 2:43 pm
NW PA - Pennsylvania's Glacial Pothole Wonderland

Posts: 375
It is sort of a broad statement, but it isn't (IMO) without some modicum of truth, even if it is a more comparative truth.

Here's what I mean by this:

In my experience, of the 3 species of trout/char most of us fish over in the East/Midwest, I have found that day in and day out, brook trout are the least likely to be free-rising. This is among wild populations and presumes we are not talking about fish that live (as brookies often do..) in a setting sufficiently infertile that they cannot afford to let virtually any feeding opportunity pass.

I don't think the difference in this between the species is that pronounced, but I do think it is real.

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