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    The Fishfly Hatch-gctid814498

    The fishflies have hatched here in Gibraltar Michigan. My boat is covered with them. The marina has turned off all the lights here to cut down on them but my being aboard with my interior lights on has drawn them to my boat.

    Looks like I will be washing my boat later today to get rid of them. After today I will not be back to my boat until next Monday. I am hoping that the weather cooperates and I can head up-river to watch the Detroit/Windsor Freedom Festival Fireworks.
    Rick Grew

    1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

    2004 Past Commodore
    West River Yacht & Cruising Club
    www.wrycc.com

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    I wonder if that's the same bug we call the mayfly. They follow up the Mississippi to hatch and some of the bridges that span between Minnesota and Wisconsin close because the fly is so thick on the pavement that the bridge decks turn into grease. I remember one year they used a snowplow to clear the damn things . When they rot its not a pleasant smell either....good luck

    Very similar characteristics but different scientific names
    Dan
    Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
    Claudia V. III
    1988 - 3218
    Gas Drives

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      #3
      Fished til dark on Lake St. Clair last night and they were all around the light poles. Even the short time from idling to my slip they start covering my boat.
      2004 Trophy 2359
      5.7 liter Carb
      Alpha
      15 hp Merc Kicker

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        #4
        "floatyerboat" post=814505 wrote:
        I wonder if that's the same bug we call the mayfly. They follow up the Mississippi to hatch and some of the bridges that span between Minnesota and Wisconsin close because the fly is so thick on the pavement that the bridge decks turn into grease. I remember one year they used a snowplow to clear the damn things . When they rot its not a pleasant smell either....good luck

        Very similar characteristics but different scientific names
        Fishfly, Mayfly, they are the same thing. It's just that is what we call them up here.
        Rick Grew

        1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

        2004 Past Commodore
        West River Yacht & Cruising Club
        www.wrycc.com

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          #5
          Here in Richmond and in the Outer Banks they are called midges, a non-biting relative of the mosquito. The marina said they are not allowed to spray due to VA environmental regs.

          No matter what they are called, they are a royal PITA.
          Bob
          "Easy Living"
          2007 Discovery 246, 5.0L MPI, CC, B3
          Boating on the Rappahannock River, Virginia

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