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Have you guys and girls, ;) Ever seen what fish and what fish rise and dont rise. I need some help including all kinds of fish in COLORADO ONLY :-\ rise thats als including minnows.
 

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Ive pretty much seen all species of fish feed on the surface at one time or another....if this is what you are asking. catfish and carp included, and even once or twice walleyes at night. perhaps the species that actually have the most usual occurances of feeding on the surface are trout, which during certain times of the year are pretty easy to predict as far as feeding up top. even as common as this is they still only take perhaps 10 percent (give or take a few percent) of thier total food mass from the top. i think i read somewhere that on high mountain lakes the months of May and September are the months with the highest levels of surface feeding...due to peak terrestrial insect (bees, hoppers, spiders, stuff like that) activity or something along those lines.

your best bet for catching most fish species up top is during times of limited light...evening and early morning...unless there is an abundance of baitfish near the surface, then all bets are off. hope this info helps.....
 

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Ive pretty much seen all species of fish feed on the surface at one time or another....if this is what you are asking.  catfish and carp included, and even once or twice walleyes at night.  perhaps the species that actually have the most usual occurances of feeding on the surface are trout, which during certain times of the year are pretty easy to predict as far as feeding up top.  even as common as this is they still only take perhaps 10 percent (give or take a few percent) of thier total food mass from the top.  i think i read somewhere that on high mountain lakes the months of May and September are the months with the highest levels of surface feeding...due to peak terrestrial insect  (bees, hoppers, spiders, stuff like that) activity or something along those lines.

your best bet for catching most fish species up top is during times of limited light...evening and early morning...unless there is an abundance of baitfish near the surface, then all bets are off.  hope this info helps.....

I've seen every fish pretty much rise for both insects and other critters. That includes suckers and catfish, even chubs. Carp feed on the surface frequently actually, and my brother actually just knocked the walleyes dead last year before dawn on a POPPER of all things. That was very incredible.
The fish that feed on surface most often however are trout, bass, pike, and panfish species other than crappies or perch. But even they will take things on the surface.
Come to think of it, the only fish I've never heard of hitting the surface in CO is a lake trout. But I'm sure they would if conditions warranted.
 
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