[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Live foods

Sounds like he is looking for insect larvae, like mayfly nymphs, caddis 
worms, midge larvae and stonefly nymphs, all of which are found around, 
and under, gravel, stones, etc. in riffle areas.  I have found that if 
you place a fine mesh net in flowing water, you will collect quite a few 
of these insect larvae without much trouble at all, as most of these 
insects go into the water flow to move downstream, a phenomenon known as 
drift, which provides a lot of nice munchies for the fish present, which 
hold out of the current and nab the bugs as they go by.

A more labor intensive approach to capture these live foods is to place 
a fine mesh net in a stream and pick up the bottom stones and shake 
vigorously (under water) - the larvae will be dislodged and go into the 

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is NOT allowed in NY in waters inhabited by trout 
and may be prohibited in other areas also.  Check local regulations 
before harvesting aquatic insects and be conservative in the amount you 

>From owner-nfc at actwin_com Thu Aug 13 09:58:39 1998
>Received: from localhost (daemon@localhost)
>	by acme.actwin.com (8.8.8/8.8.5) with SMTP id MAA23951;
>	Thu, 13 Aug 1998 12:55:03 -0400 (EDT)
>Received: by acme.actwin.com (bulk_mailer v1.5); Thu, 13 Aug 1998 
12:55:03 -0400
>Received: (from majordom@localhost)
>	by acme.actwin.com (8.8.8/8.8.5) id MAA23932
>	for nfc-outgoing; Thu, 13 Aug 1998 12:54:41 -0400 (EDT)
>Received: from alpha.airnet.net (page.airnet.net [])
>	by acme.actwin.com (8.8.8/8.8.5) with ESMTP id MAA23927
>	for <NFc at actwin_com>; Thu, 13 Aug 1998 12:54:40 -0400 (EDT)
>Received: from kudzu ( by alpha.airnet.net (Worldmail 
1.3.167); 13 Aug 1998 11:53:15 -0500
>From: "Kudzu" <Kudzu at airnet_net>
>To: <NFc at actwin_com>
>Cc: <nanfa at aquaria_net>
>Subject: Live foods
>Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 11:56:30 -0500
>Message-ID: <01bdc6db$51ad6ee0$1acca6ce@kudzu>
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>Content-Type: text/plain;
>	charset="x-user-defined"
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
>X-Priority: 3
>X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
>X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.71.1712.3
>X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.71.1712.3
>Sender: owner-nfc at actwin_com
>Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
>I have just moved a Log Perch to my 20 long in my office and I know he
>is on the prowl when I here the gravel hitting the glass. I believe he
>is looking in the substrate for critters to eat. (Correct me if I am
>This got me to wondering what we would live in the substrate that
>would not be harmful and would supply some food for the fish. My tiny
>sunnies are always doing head stands and picking at the gravel for, I
>assume, left over food. The Shiners do the same thing but I can see
>what they are picking up.
>Anyone have any idea or suggestions? Or is this a bad idea?
>When I pick up rocks in the shallows I often see "something" crawling
>around. I swap rocks out in the 10G in the boathouse ever couple of
>weeks in hopes off adding fresh food.
>Jeff <*\\><
>"Consider carefully what you hear", he continued "With the measure you
>use it, it will be measured to you -- and even more.  Whoever has will
>be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken
>from him." Mark 4:24,25
>www.airnet.net/kudzu/ "Kudzu's Christian Clipart Collection"

Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com