Lake St. Clair Fishing Forum banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Do the fish flies make the chances of catching fish worse?

Seen tons of fish in morning and swimming so slow on top and just swallowing the swarms of fish flies on the top of the water.

They wouldn't bite anything that i had to offer them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,355 Posts
the first week is awsome then after that it slows way down. A week or two after the flies are done it starts to pick back up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,183 Posts
QUOTE(DR.hook @ Jul 6 2009, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>the first week is awsome then after that it slows way down. A week or two after the flies are done it starts to pick back up.

when will they be gone?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
28,072 Posts
Yes, it does to some extent, when I see the fish feeding on the surface I break out some topwater goodies. Nothing is more fun for me than watching a bass slam a surface lure, too bad it didn't work this weekend.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,355 Posts
QUOTE(Big Dog @ Jul 6 2009, 08:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Yes, it does to some extent, when I see the fish feeding on the surface I break out some topwater goodies. Nothing is more fun for me than watching a bass slam a surface lure, too bad it didn't work this weekend.


thats when a fly rod comes in handy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
the top water lures didn't work for me neither. I was hoping that i would have seen one jump out of the water for it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,183 Posts
QUOTE(DR.hook @ Jul 6 2009, 09:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>thats up to mother nature not me
it should be ending soon i hope

not soon enough...I have noticed half a bottle of OFF still does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
958 Posts
These are fish flies not skeetos which off was designed for that's why it don't werk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,033 Posts
Try a super spook jr and walk the dog. Took a few nice ones on that last summer when a few were rising in my area to take Mayflies. If you can find fish up on a 4' flat you should be able to catch them on top if you have a calm morning. Otherwise, I did well last week on a small (4") swimbait retrieved fairly slowly about 3' down over 10 fow.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Sitting at the dock over the weekend and my ten year old decides to switch from worms to fishflys. He ran around gathering up the pesky buggers and he was nailing the blue gill left and right. The worms did nothing but drop a fishfly back in the drink and slowly retrieve back to the surface. He was having a ball.

Gonna have to try that out in deeper water.

What do you guys think?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,575 Posts
anythings possible, bread works, my grandmother use to use cigarette butts, ive even heard of sprayin bait with WD-40, i wouldnt try it but have heard some odd things that supposedly work. i guess this would end my curiosity....... wouldn't the WD-40 be illegal to use? i figure, you'd get a fine for contaminating the water.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,575 Posts
fishflies suck and all, but i never thought they were that bad to use OFF, they're attract to light, the sent wouldn't detour them at all. id rather those than the nats or w/e lil bugs that smother you and your boat, going up your nose and ears, AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH HATE EM lol
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top