Bterrill Posted August 14, 2008 Report Share Posted August 14, 2008 This year has been strange one for river smallmouth fishing, the floods, high waters, and now the nightly white fly hatch. It's been going on for a couple months it seems on various statewide streams. The day is calm and few bugs are out, fishing is mediocre to poor, almost nothing stirring. Come dusk/dark these .5" long white mayflies are everywhere. Smallies perk up fierce in almost every case and continue unabated after dark at riffles. What are these things? They come out in the thousands along streams only. Adorning the webs of every spider. If these bugs are hatching every night, they may set in motion, a night feeding chain, where small fish eat the flies, bigger fish eat the small fish and large fish get activated by all the activity. Why spend energy in the day iof the easy food is at night? Thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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