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Killer hatch... almost literally (merged)

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http://lancasteronline.com/news/local ... a.html?mode=image&photo=1

4 motorcyvcle accisents caused by mayflies?! Anyone see this?

Not to make light of the people who may have been injured but... Do the smallies turn on to whatever is hatching now like they do the white may flies later in summer?

Posted on: 2015/6/14 9:13

Edited by JackM on 2015/6/14 13:47:02


Re: Killer hatch... almost literally
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I came across the bridge yesterday at 2:00pm and there wasn't a single bug. I looked...you'd think that if there were that many last night there would be remnants from the night before yesterday...i think those pics/article is from last year.

And based on the pic the flys look like white flys that come off in late July.

Posted on: 2015/6/14 9:31
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Expected in August, but now?

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Bridge closure over the Susky last night. Did not say what kind of mayflies. I would guess light cahills based on time of year.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local ... e5-b1c0-63a72464803a.html


This news is confounding information about the Susky. Generally, the presence of mayflies in abundance is a sign of good water quality, yet something in that stream is affecting smallies.

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What a bunch of ignorant people on that forum! Someone should educate them on beneficial native bugs.

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If anyone finds out what kind of mayflies these are, please let us know.


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Chaz I agree, there are some very uneducated people making strong statements on that message board. Its actually very amusing.

Posted on: 2015/6/14 21:07


Re: Killer hatch... almost literally (merged)

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Here's some images borrowed from Facebook (Tim and Amanda's Freelance Photography):

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The "day after" that was sent to me by a friend:

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Re: Killer hatch... almost literally (merged)

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Here is a picture of the mayfly

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Posted on: 2015/6/14 21:30


Re: Killer hatch... almost literally (merged)

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Yup. WGAL has a good shot of one as well. Reminds me of a hex...

http://www.wgal.com/news/swarming-may ... route-462-bridge/33573134

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Posted on: 2015/6/14 21:32


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I was on a pontoon boat this afternoon on Lake Clarke fishing the York County shoreline and the hatch of big mayflies was incredible. Bear in mind that these photos were taken between 2:00 - 3:00 PM this afternoon. I have attached a few photos that I took this afternoon. I am thinking that they are a Hex spp. but I will let it up to the guys that have more experience than me. Some of the piles of the mayflies under the lights on the 462 bridge from last night were about 18' - 24" in height. They definitely had an issue last night on that bridge and may very well be having the same issue tonight. Here are the photos. We did catch and release a few decent smallies this afternoon and they all looked healthy. No photos of the bass as the immediate catch and release regs were being strictly followed.

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Posted on: 2015/6/14 21:34


Re: Expected in August, but now?
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Quote:

Oregon_Owl wrote:
This news is confounding information about the Susky. Generally, the presence of mayflies in abundance is a sign of good water quality, yet something in that stream is affecting smallies.


Correct.
And not only is the Susky full of mayflies, it also has a lot of stoneflies. The presence of these bugs is a main argument put forth by those who are not in favor of a declaration of impairment. I often point out to friends and casual anglers who frequently tell me the river is "polluted" to pull a rock and check the insects underneath - looks like Penns Creek.


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Re: Killer hatch... almost literally (merged)
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Amazing photos. We usually think of such swarms that cause traffic problems as being associated with white flies that hatch later in summer. I'm not sure I've heard of such quantities of bugs in June.

For you Harrisburg locals: Is this a common thing in June?

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Looks like tonight is a repeat of last night (as predicted). Amazing.

http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_28310419

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It was almost unbelievable yesterday afternoon along the shore of the river. I've never experienced anything like that in the middle of the afternoon. I actually saw and heard several significant sized limbs broken off by the sheer weight of the hanging mayflies. Truly an amazing sight.

Posted on: 2015/6/15 4:46



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