FOOD SOURCES FOR SPRING CREEKS (part 3) - EOTG - Feb 10, 2014
FOOD SOURCES FOR SPRING CREEKS (part 3)
It is interesting to note that there is a solid population of stonefly nymphs found in Livingston's spring creeks. These are what we call "Golden Stones" (Family Peridae, Genus Acroneuria). It seems no wonder considering the location which is right by the Yellowstone River. But not many anglers would think of stoneflies when they talk about spring creeks. Perhaps it might be due to the fact that most anglers would imagine that the slow, flat, and mirror-like flow of spring creeks, is not suitable for stonefly nymphs to survive. Indeed, I often collect these nymphs in riffles, which are highly oxygenated. They are about 30mm (from tip of antennas to end of tails).