John A. Sweka

Fall and Winter Brook Trout Prey Selection and Daily Ration

Most studies examining salmonid diets and their relationship to invertebrate drift are confined to periods from spring through early fall. Invertebrate drift generally decreases from spring through summer and fall seasons and is greatest during diel periods of low light. Salmonid feeding efficiency is reduced under low light conditions and several studies have found them to feed primarily through the daylight hours. Drift feeding salmonids are also size selective. The purpose of this study was to determine if patterns of invertebrate drift and brook trout feeding seen during warmer times...