In total, we analyzed guts of 29 hellgrammites
and 57 stoneflies, with guts of 25 hellgrammites
and 31 stoneflies containing measurable contents.
Two of the most common groups of predators in the benthic food web of the SLR are creeping water bugs (Hemiptera: Naucoridae) and hellgrammites
and a night river made of hellgrammites
and brown trout
The smallmouths were tough to catch on Wednesday; Dan tied and re-tied about a dozen different patterns, including hellgrammites
, poppers, stonefly nymphs, and San Juan worms.
My favorite baits were hellgrammites
(the larva of the Dobsonfly) for trout and soft-shelled crayfish for bass.