Mayflies have been hatching over the last week

barrybarry

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They're in the Wrightsville area, and should be heading north over the next few days. The river hasn't been very good to me this year. I hope it's just me. Last year was pretty good. BrownDrakesSM
 
henrydavid

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Sulphurs have been on the North Branch regularly in the evenings.
 
Tups

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Great photo. Thanks for the heads up. Hexagenia spp. I guess.
 
Dave_W

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Yes, appears to be Hex.

Fly fishermen who generally don't fish for bass are often stunned by pictures like this that reveal the magnitude of mayfly hatches on big warm water rivers, and the Susquehanna in particular.

To be sure, I don't regard mayfly hatches on bass rivers the same way I do on trout streams. Bass eat mayflies, but huge bug soup days on rivers often don't produce heavy feeding like one would expect on Penns Creek (there are some glorious days that are exceptions). Nevertheless, pictures like this one are pretty motivating for any FFer! Thanks for posting this.
 
krayfish2

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I've had several hex waves appear here in the dauphin narrows region but that was in mid June
 
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