Fishflys

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  1. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    341
    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    8.1
    The heat this weekend is supposed to bring out our little annoying evening friends in large masses.
     
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  2. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I'm not ready.
     
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  3. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    We already have them at St Clair shores... and just as many of the little bugs.... it was not this bad up at Belle Maer...
     
  4. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Based on your pic, it looks like you had a chance to enjoy some Lake Erie Midges/Muffleheads? They were late this year, so just as they're winding down, we'll go right into fishfly season. Ugh.
     
  5. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    That pic was at Crews Nest this past memorial day weekend... there were very few bugs of any kind.
     
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  6. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I was 300' behind you. I got hit with Muffleheads one night when I left the cockpit open. Not as bad as at Cedar Point, but it wasn't a good way to start the day. (and I knew better)
     
  7. play dough

    play dough Member

    185
    Aug 29, 2011
    Michigan
    Mint 1999 Minnie Winnie / 2007 Crestliner 1750 Fishhawk
    115 Mercury Optimax
    I'd take a week of fish flies vs. the month of midge flies we always had in Mackinaw City. 0516 5.jpg
     
  8. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    444
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    I was at Beacon Cove last night till about 8:30 and it wasn't to bad, maybe 12 on the swim platform and a few on the canvas. I bet it was just a tiny taste of what am going to see Friday night when I go back for the weekend. I have both the batteries for the WORX blower all charged up and ready....
     
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  9. THJeff

    THJeff Member SILVER Sponsor

    254
    Jan 4, 2012
    Rochester Hills, MI/Belle Maer Harbor/Club Island
    2000 410 Sundancer
    CAT 3126 Diesels
    They were terrible at Belle Maer last weekend...worst I've seen in my seven years there. They weren't bad at Club Island last night but we'll see how the rest of the weekend pans out as the heat rises.
     
  10. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    They haven’t hit the Lake Erie Islands yet. I had one hitch-hiking on my shirt yesterday, but the boat is clean.
     
  11. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    image.jpeg I bought one of these cordless blowers this weekend.. The battery in integral... I am a big Stihl fan. It worked really well to blow the fish flys off and I used it after washing the boat to dry where the water pools since the sun doesn't seem to be doing its job lately..
     
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