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Knuguy
Posted: Jun 09, 2021 - 08:03 pm


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I was fishing out of Waubashene today and the whole inner part of the harbour was littered wth dead shrimp. Any idea why so many died? Is that normal?

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Posted: Jun 09, 2021 - 08:06 pm


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Shrimp? Sure it wasn’t mayfly skins from a hatch?

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Posted: Jun 09, 2021 - 08:29 pm


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they were a curly shape like a shrimp They looked different from the mayfly hatches that I saw before

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Posted: Jun 10, 2021 - 10:04 am


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I would love to see a pic for ID.

Fresh water shrimp(scuds) are so small you would need hundreds of thousands to die to notice them at all. Must are 5mm long to 20mm long.

I would guess with the timing what you saw were casts from a hatch of some type. Could be mayflies, damselflies or some other hatch.

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Posted: Jun 10, 2021 - 10:19 am


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They kind of looked like scuds----curly shape,forked tail, "legs"sticking off the sides. Prob 10-15mm long

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Posted: Jun 10, 2021 - 12:09 pm


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so next time take a photo please as this is impossible to tell for sure, but I am leaning with the other replies as to insect carcasses

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Knuguy
Posted: Jun 10, 2021 - 06:11 pm


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You guys are prob right but they did look a lot like the scud pix I saw online

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Posted: Jun 10, 2021 - 07:22 pm


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I was out today at Waub I can tell you for sure it was mayfly larvae.Happens annually. Turns on the fish as well!!

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