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QUOTE (Northhunter @ May 26, 2020 - 07:25 am)
We traditionally use large shiners from opener through the dragonfly hatch, which preceeds the may fly hatch here by about a week. Some years we don't catch many (shiners) or unseasonably warm weather makes them hard to manage and we have to break out the worms early. Sometimes they work, somerimes they don't.
I've always read about trying to "match the hatch" when the mayflies are on. I've tried small soft plastics, worms, even micro crankbaits that wiggle through the water. I always go back to a small minnow on a go-getter. It's all I seem to catch them on. Once the mayflies are done and the cabbage becomes a little more prevalent we find there's a switch. The larger breeding females vacate the shallows and we go from fishing the shorelines to weedlines along deeper water. Often we lose the 'eyes for about a week. By the time we are back on them worms are the go-to.

I caught some nice golden shiners on the weekend. I had contemplated putting them in the fridge, but at the time the forecast was for highs in the low 20's all week. Sadly wih this heat, I don't think they'll last.

Good tips. Thanks, Northhunter.

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Thanks for the tips. I'll give them a shot this week. Have a good one.

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I was seeing the first mayfly nymphs emerging on the weekend, FWIW.

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