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Fisherman For a Lifetime

Lots of Black Water Beetles Coming Up

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Fisherman For a Lifetime

I was on a small lake this afternoon and kept seeing these yellow lines come up slowly from the bottom on the Marcum.

About 1 every 2 seconds all day!!

Finally towards the end, one of them came in the hole.

It's about 1 inch long and 1/2 inch wide with 2 longer legs off to the side. I put it on it's back and it scooted along the snow swiftly.

Not a single bite all day and we had 4 lines in the water - maybe that's why...

Has anyone else seen 'em...?

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sparcebag

What kind of beetle was it? next time could ya get a pic? I may be able to ID it.Its too early for metamorphosis.

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Fisherman For a Lifetime

No pic, probably will not fish this lake much again.

It was exactly 1" by 1/2", black or very dark, two sets of short legs towards the front and the rear legs in the middle, one on each side, were very long.

On the back, there were small sideways lines, similar to a leech.

Hopefully that helps, can't describe it much better.

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Scott M

Sounds like a small corixid, or water boatman. They aren't actually beetles, although they look like beetles. They are true bugs, hemipterans. Adults don't get very large and these insects are active all year long. You description with the legs makes me think water boatman.

Does this look like your bug?

waterboatmen1.jpg

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Fisherman For a Lifetime

Nice pic, but it's too light for all of these that came up from the bottom.

These were about as black as possible, no light areas.......

Another guy was fishing all over and saw the same thing - no one was getting any bites.

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Scott M

Try not to focus on the color, how about the body shape? Are those the legs you described? There are like 100 different species of corixids and possibly a dark body color like you are describing.

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Fisherman For a Lifetime

It wat oval, but not nearly as tapered as a football. It was big, biggest I ever saw. The long legs were about 60% of the way back.

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Neighbor_guy

 Originally Posted By: Fisherman For a Lifetime

Not a single bite all day and we had 4 lines in the water - maybe that's why...

No chance to move to a different lake? ;\)

I too have seen similar things at times. If the fish have other things to eat they are not going to eat your baits.

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Scott M

Try these

Backswimmer Beetle

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Predacious Diving Beetle (probably too large)

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A gyrinid, or whirligig beetle might make sense

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Fisherman For a Lifetime

The bottom one, a Gyrinidae, looks just like it, legs were back further, but maybe it was going backwards.....

Do rappies eat these...???

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