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Thread: shad flies

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    who else has shad flies? we have a very healthy lake by the number of shads we have each year. Lights near the lake are turned off as much as possible as that is what attracts them. Smell fishy when they die within hours of coming ashore
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    fishing? lots of fishing LOL
    Wow!! that is a lot of flys!! :shock:

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    Looks like what we in SE Mich call fish flies. At our lake, they only last about 24 hours and then they die and don't come back till next year.

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    We call those "lacewings". I haven't seen a single one this year, but we never have that many anyway. It's just been way to dry here for the past several months.

    We do have an abundance of grasshoppers, but it's so hot the fish haven't been biting.

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    wow, lots of flies and I bet you can't enjoy the time outside with all of them

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    Oh gosh, its that time of year! They get bad on the river in PA. Bats love them!

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    We don't have these where I live. I am sure somewhere in Florida there are fish flys. What we have are Lovebugs. What a mess. They come out of the grass and ground.

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    At our lake, they only last about 24 hours and then they die and don't come back till next year.
    is that the meaning of life after death?
    I am dealing with japanesse beatles right now. YUK my poor garden

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissSandra
    At our lake, they only last about 24 hours and then they die and don't come back till next year.
    is that the meaning of life after death?
    I am dealing with japanesse beatles right now. YUK my poor garden
    Yes, our fruit trees showed the first japanese beatles today. I am hoping to get my grandkids to take them off-- they knock them into a bucket of soapy water, I pay a penny for each one they catch.
    At least we don't have the plague of ticks some areas are having this year. A friend and her hubby both got lyme disease recently from deer ticks.

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    We don't have those but I'd trade you for the big roaches we get in the CA desert. It's a constant battle to keep them out.

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    ok we are on the illinois iowa border and we call these 1. may flies ( although it's july and we're just getting them) but we mostly call them 2. Mormon flies i'm sorry- i really don't know why except that Nauvoo illinois has a large population of mormans visiting the same time of year that the may flies come. everyone here calles them the mormon flies. even the mormons. funny- i thought we were the only ones plagued with these awful things. They multiply by the thousands and yet only live for about 24 hours and stink like fish. Ewwwww!

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    Yuk!

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    Hello from a fellow North Bay Quilter:) I was down at the lake yesterday and you can bet it is definitely the season for those things. The lake smells awful!

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    so glad we don't have them, or at least I don't think I have heard of or seen any

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    In our area of SE Michigan those are called mayflies. We spend our fishing season weekends (April-Oct) on the Lake Erie shoreline in Monroe County. They are totally harmless just annoying. The larger the hatch the lesser successful walleye fishing is. Many of these have not made it to the western shoreline because of the high westerly winds we have been having this season. But there are a lot of them out on the lake still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain
    so glad we don't have them, or at least I don't think I have heard of or seen any
    Here either. We have enough other things though. :thumbup:

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    Looks like May flies, but they are in June. We use to fish with them in Georgia, catch a lot of crappie for dinner lol

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    here in New Baltimore, Mi. We call them fishflies...they live for a couple of days...then they're papery skeletons float through the air...lol

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