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    I usually fish for trout in streams in Pa, however this year in the fall Sept -Oct I fished in a dam, its a paid fishing place and I noticed about 20 to 30 trout jumping clean out of the water, I've been fly fishing for more years than I care to admit to.
    I know when trout are feeding on Dry Flys, Emergers, Nymphs, and Midges, but I don't have any idea why they are jumping clean out of the water, I guess the best way to describe it is if you ever saw a propose or a dolphin coming completely out of he water, or if the trout were trying to catch an insect 2 feet above the water.
    Wondering if anybody has ever experienced this kind of behavior in trout or why they do it ? Thanks Ed

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    Ed,
    I fish a tailrace in Tennessee and often see trout do exactly as you describe. For the most part I see fish "slashing" in the water and inhaling the emergers on the surface. For those fish that get airborn I would guess they are chasing bugs, but I'm not sure.

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    Years ago I was amazed to see numerous browns leaping clear out of the Wolf River (Wisconsin) for hovering damsel flies. Try to match that kind of "hatch", boys and girls!

    Chuck

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    I've seen the same thing, Chuck, but rainbow.

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    Regards,

    Silver

    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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    Cool video! Thanks for posting Silver Creek!!

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