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Skeeters in the islands

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How bad are the skeets in the islands? I'm going up camping this coming weekend and I'd like to know how thick they're going to be. I figure I'll prepare for the worst and hope for better.<P>------------------<BR>Scoot<P>RodsbyEngel: custom made fishing rods

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marknamy

Scoot,<BR>Just got back from a weekend at the cabin by Morson. The skeeters are definitely out in force. Not too bad during the day, ferocious at dusk. bring with plenty of skid spray. Black flies found us yesterday out in the boat, but all in all it was tollerable.

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Scoot, Just got back and heres my thought on them. Make sure you have weighted boots on so they don't fly away with you. I'm sure you talk with you brother about it. When we were standing on the island waiting out the storm Sat afternoon they were bad. If I were going to find a place to camp I would find a place that the wind in hitting a point or something like that. Stay away from any protected bays as I'm sure they would even be worse. Deet is the word hope you have a good time. Bass were hitting plugs and we had a blast no skis at all. Any ? give me a call if you want

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Scoot, Just got back and heres my thought on them. Make sure you have weighted boots on so they don't fly away with you. I'm sure you talk with you brother about it. When we were standing on the island waiting out the storm Sat afternoon they were bad. If I were going to find a place to camp I would find a place that the wind in hitting a point or something like that. Stay away from any protected bays as I'm sure they would even be worse. Deet is the word hope you have a good time. Bass were hitting plugs and we had a blast no skis at all. Any ? give me a call if you want

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Scoot

Thanks Kent. Sounds like you were in the worst of it. It's tough- we've got to find a place where we can pitch a tent, probably not on a rocky, wind blown point. Also, if the wind really blows (as it can up there), I don't want to be on a windy spot. Danged if you do, danged if you don't kind of deal.<BR>We'll just have to see, I guess.<P>------------------<BR>Scoot<P>RodsbyEngel: custom made fishing rods<p>[This message has been edited by Scoot (edited 07-12-2004).]

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Here is the best advice of the day.<P>Get some lubriderm hand lotion. Get the kind that has the sun block in it.<P>It works for keeping the hands nice and smooth.<BR>It has the sunblock.<BR>For whatever reason, the fish like the odor (it does work.........don't ask me why.......but it is a good attractant).<P>Lastly, the black flies don't like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They will land on you, but will not bite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<P>Lubriderm...............the only lotion this guys needs!!!!!!!!!!! grin.gif<P>------------------<BR>Let em go, so they can grow!

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Here is another one.<BR>Last weekend my son was out in the boat with us. We put some Water Babies SPF on him and he didn't get touched by one black fly. My wife and I on the other hand swatted and cussed the whole afternoon.<BR>Not sure if it was the Water Babies or not but the black flies never even came close to him. Next time up I'm going to test the theory a little better.<BR>Would be a good deal, no black flies and no sunburn.

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