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cb north

Bug hatch.....Mosquito Killers?

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Yesterday, I noticed tons of larvae washing up near shore, and this morning i heard a zillion buzzing insects up at tree top level. O have noticed them once in a while, and someone told me they are called "mosquito killers". Anyway, also saw a bunch of big clouds on sonar fishing yesterday, and got me thinking. With the slow bite, and especially soft bite, if our Vermilion walleyes aren't just a bit spoiled with all the food options in the lake? Maybe they not striking hard like a hungry fish, cause they are just going around slurping up insects from Mayflies earlier to these bugs now? Thoughts?

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Cliff Wagenbach

cb,

Your assumption is right on the button! That is exactly what is wrong with our walleye bite this summer!

There has been a tremendous bug hatch all summer,the perch hatch and survival rate has been huge! Last years perch hatch and survival rate was huge,(4 to 5 inch perch), and the rusty crayfish are out there by the gazillions!

Things will turn around soon I hope!

The walleye bite the past two mornings has been very good so maybe it is finally turning!

Cliff

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