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    devils lake bug hatch

    how long after the bug hatch does it take for the fishing to pick back up

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    When it comes to live bait, I'm a leach guy. However, during bug hatches crawlers seem to outfish leaches. I've always thought their protein/scent is closer to mayflys than a leach. In the past when I've seen bug hatches in July, if you fish more on the mud than on the rocks, you usually do better.

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    What kind of bug hatch on DL have you noticed? I've been up there every weekend for the past month and haven't noticed anything. I've been pulling cranks from 25' to 30' deep and haven't noticed any dropoff in the fishing.

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    On the Fourth, all my walleyes were full of mayflies. Caught them in 32ft on a rock pile transition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddevilwoodsman View Post
    What kind of bug hatch on DL have you noticed? I've been up there every weekend for the past month and haven't noticed anything. I've been pulling cranks from 25' to 30' deep and haven't noticed any dropoff in the fishing.
    we were up there last week and the mayflies were all over in the water where ever we went, the guides we talked with were talking about it also. when we cleaned fish there stomach was black and full of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddevilwoodsman View Post
    What kind of bug hatch on DL have you noticed? I've been up there every weekend for the past month and haven't noticed anything. I've been pulling cranks from 25' to 30' deep and haven't noticed any dropoff in the fishing.

    As of about 2 days ago, mosquitos, goddam mosquitos everywhere

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    Pull out the fly rods?

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    How many mayflies can one gob onto a #6 finewire hook?

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    I was last there on Sunday and didn't notice a single mayfly on the surface or any mosquitos and it was almost calm for much of the day. The walleyes stomachs were full of something black but I couldn't identify what it was and I didn't give it too much thought because it's not uncommon for the walleyes' stomachs to be full of bugs or shrimp on DL. I guess they must have been full of mayflies that day the way it sounds. Full stomachs or not, they still attacked crankbaits.

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    Try rigging a half crawler on a slow death hook.

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