Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

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Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

Post by BiggerThomas » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:37 am

I saw a few Baetis mayflies fluttering in the air as I walked from my car into my building this morning. I keep a fly rod in the trunk just in case situations like this "rise up." Lucky for me there are a few streams (wild and stocked) within 10 mins of where I work; perhaps I'll tie on some BWO flies & hit one on my way home. Catching trout on top in February is one of my favorite angling activities.

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Re: Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

Post by Jaybird » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:05 am

Pretty early for baetis .... But I hope your right .

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Re: Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

Post by lightenup » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:39 pm

I saw a ton of midges yesterday, but no baetis...

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Re: Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

Post by cappy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:59 pm

I was on a small WTS stream Sunday. Saw midges and nothing else in the air.

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Re: Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:33 pm

Saw LBS and Beatis on the Musky yesterday. The warm temps got them popping for a few days anyway.
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Re: Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

Post by cappy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:48 pm

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Saw LBS and Beatis on the Musky yesterday. The warm temps got them popping for a few days anyway.
Fishing or surveying? Haven't been to Musky or any of the "larger" NJ streams since the rains blew them out. If fishing any luck?

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Re: Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

Post by BiggerThomas » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:31 pm

cappy wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Saw LBS and Beatis on the Musky yesterday. The warm temps got them popping for a few days anyway.
Fishing or surveying? Haven't been to Musky or any of the "larger" NJ streams since the rains blew them out. If fishing any luck?
I don't think Brian sees the two as distinct :lol:

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Re: Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

Post by Drossi » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:13 pm

Damn it, I can't sneak a day off to capitalize on the warm temps and LBS. Going back down for the weekend. Fingers crossed for President's day weekend.
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Re: Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

Post by Rusty Spinner » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:28 am

cappy wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Saw LBS and Beatis on the Musky yesterday. The warm temps got them popping for a few days anyway.
Fishing or surveying? Haven't been to Musky or any of the "larger" NJ streams since the rains blew them out. If fishing any luck?
Neither, driving Rick (stonefly) through the Walgreens drive through there in Mansfield about 30 feet from the Musky. Work has kept me too busy to fish so far this year.
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