Enhancing trout fishing on the Lower Mountain Fork River in Southeast Oklahoma
The Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation (LMFRF) was founded in 2002 for the sole purpose of enhancement and improvement of the trout fishery of the lower Mountain Fork River. lmfrfoundation.org
Broken Bow, Oklahoma 74728
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Habitat: Look for rainbow trout around boulders, logs and undercut banks. The rainbow often uses deep runs and areas with overhead cover as potential feeding areas. The rainbow also prefers swift moving water and, as with many stream dwelling fish, orients themselves into the current to wait for insects to drift down.
Characteristics: Slightly forked tail fin covered with small dark spots. Dark olive color along back and broad reddish or pink stripe along side. Silvery white belly and 10 to 11 rays on anal fin.
|Caddis||Jan-Feb||16||Black||Elk Hair Caddis|
March Brown Mayfly (nymph)
|All Year||12||Mottled Brown||P.T., GRHE, Wired Hare's Ear|
March Brown Mayfly (adult)
|Feb -March||12-14||Mottled Brown||Parachute P.T., March Brown|
|Caddis||All Year||14||Gray||Elk Hair Caddis, Davey's Caddis|
|Caddis (nymph)||All Year||16||Olive||Caddis, Serendipity|
|Caddis (nymph)||All Year||16||Amber||Caddis, Caddis|
|Midge||All Year||20-22||Black||Midge Dry, Griffith's Gnat|
|Midge||All Year||20-22||Cream||Midge Dry|
|Midge (nympth)||All Year||20-22||Red/Maroon||Disco Caddis, Red Hot, Thread Midge, Brassie|
|Hexagenia Mayfly||June-July-Aug||6-8||Pale Yellow||Hex Dry, Yellow Stimulators|
|Sulphur Mayfly||All Year||14-16||Yellow||Sulphur Dry|
|Rusty Dun Mayfly||Fall||16-18||Rusty Brown||Parachute Dry|
|Blue Wing Olive Mayfly||All Year||16-18-20||Olive W/Gray Wings|
|Caddis||All Year||12-14||Tan||Elk Hair Caddis, Davey's Caddis|
|Gray Dun Mayfly||All Year||14-16||Gray||Adams|
|Pale Morning Dun||All Year||14-16||Tan/Yellow||PMD Dry|
|Tan Dun Mayfly||Late Summer-Fall||14-16||Light Tan||Light Cahill|
Stonefly (Order Plecoptera): 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long. Six legs with hooked tips. Two hair-like tails. No gills on lower half of body.
Mayfly (Order Ephemoptera): Brown, 1.4 to 1 inch in length. Feather-like gills along side of body. Two or three hair like tails, possibly webbed together..
Habitat: Commonly found in slower moving water than rainbow trout.Typically found close to structure in deep water. Brown trout are known to be more elusive than rainbow trout and grow to larger sizes.
Characteristics: Tail fin is not definitely forked and either has no spots in the tail or only a few in the upper part of the tail. Back is dark olive in color with large dark colored spots and red or rusty colored spots. Belly usually yellowish or white. Usually 9 rays in anal fin.