Midges are midges and behave the same whether in CA. or CT. Trout eat midges like people eat candy; it's all about the size and color. I would just start with a basic thread midge tied up on fine wire XL hooks in a few different colors and see what happens. Red on lakes seem to do very well just about anywhere as the silt bottoms are a favorite for blood worms. Change your depth before you change your fly. An indicator can act like a hinge and keep your rig in the strike zone. They make slip ones so you can get deep and till reel in. A little chop and that indicator will jig the rig. Chop is my friend and I'll go as far to say waves as well. Stirs up the bottom, knocks bugs off the weeds, washes bugs off the shore, deposits them on the surface; wind feeds the water. I even look for the Langmuir spirals if they form. On a still day you can just slow troll them from the 'toon or use a slow hand retrieve if on shore.All of you share great info. I always look into it. One thing I have found that is the east coast still water/Lake info on midges just does not seem to have the same attention as it has in other areas like B.C or the central to western areas of the USA.
Fishing midges is pretty straight forward on lakes. Hit the books mentioned.