Originally Posted by whitefeather
I wonder how they survive for very long. While fish this size have a diet of "larger bites" they certainly still keep eating bugs when available, which would tend to exaggerate the deprivation of the food supply the smaller fish need to survive. With all the fish that are supposedly stocked in the catch and release trophy section of the res, its hard to imagine they don't have a problem also, or soon will have. Perhaps that is one reason the stockers are dispersing. I'm sure the migration isn't limited to brookies; some very large brown's have been caught in the last couple of years upstream of the res. also. The Luftee has always had large browns according to park information, but sooner or later something has to give.
I'm guessing these big fishies feast mostly on other fishies and rodents, lizzerds, and snakes, if they do in fact survive.