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50 incher

When will the Mayflies be done?Are they hatching in Big bay yet.?Water temp if anyone knows?Thx

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PSU

I too am curious on water temps and any hatch updates?

Anyone know?

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50 incher

Can anybody help us out?Cliff said they went out hard on in Pike bay on 5th or 6th.It,s been hot,what goin on ,does anybody know?Water temp too.Thx

Greg

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Birch PT Mike

Water temps are 72-74 depending on location. Mayflys not apparent on surface in Big Bay,but more in water column today. Hatch in next week?

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HansB

As of this morning (6/15) on the west side the water temps are in the mid-60's and there isn't even a hint of a hatch yet..... nothing on the surface, and none of those tell-tale 'clouds' on sonar.

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gottaluv2fish

Frazer Bay had temps in mid 60's last weekend (9th-10th) with mayfly's on the surface. Whitefish were rolling surface both nights, I'm assuming they were feasting on the mayflys.

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Cliff Wagenbach

June, 16. There were a few mayflys on the surface of Big Bay this morning. Rotten walleye bite also! frown.gif

Ecpect the BIG ONE sometime soon!

Cliff

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Wookiee

There was one in Oak Narrows when I was up last week. The surface water temp was mid to upper 60's some spots saw 70+ also.

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upnorth

How's the hatch up in the Wake em up Bay area? We are planning on heading up there later this week(if I can get the RV fixed) to do some camping and fishing.

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huntmup

They are thick on the north side of Hinsdale. All over the cabin.

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Cliff Wagenbach

I fished the Greenwood Bay area this morning for a couple of hours. Only caught one 18" walleye.

Mayflys all over the surface there. tongue.gif

Cliff

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D11R

Water temp in Frazer bay was 72-74. Friday night there were mayflys on the surface, flying and in the water column. Fishing was great anywhere near the clouds as long as I was marking fish under them near the bottom. Standard lindy, 5' snell, red bead, red hook and a whole crawler. No short bites. I boated 12 in 40 minutes with 4 keepers. Saturday morning was the same with larger fish. After that things slowed to a crawl. Lots of marks, not a lot of active fish.

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lkvrmln-NilesBay

good for you...this is your buddy from Sioux City...thought you had sold your place...hadn't seen you on the water yet this year...I will be up the week of the 4th...with both of the dogs and the new ride...see you on the water...sounds like you had the mogo going on the water!!!!

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D11R

Hey Mark,

Been off line for a couple of days. I've been up every other weekend since opener and looking for you! I've also had some time during the week which has been nice. I'll been in Canada the week of the 4th. We'll catch up at some point. Fishing has been pretty good as long as you find them grin.gif

Andy

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harvey lee

In regards to a mayfly hatch, I fished Mille lacs today and the mayfly's were so thick you could get a false reading for the bottom. We did do very well though with slots and some nicer eyes. It can be done only with a little extra effort. smile.gif

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lkvrmln-NilesBay

ditto on the great fishing on the west end...consistantly bigger fish than years past...be safe up north...will see you later in July I am sure.

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