Callibaetis Hatch? Where Did It Go?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by dryflylarry, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Dale Dennis Formally Double-D

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    Just fished a Lake in BC over the 4th. We experienced very short spirts of Callibaetis each day and they may have lasted 10 minutes at the most. If you fished a chironomid emerger or cripple in the surface film it was red hot all day long. Their spring is up to 3 or 4 weeks late, damsels and dragons were just starting and the spring flowers were just going in bloom. This is one of the larger fish of the weekend my partner caught, weighed one at 8.5 lbs in the net.
  2. scottflycst Active Member

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    Good work Dale!
  3. jwg Active Member

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    Nunnally. Sunfish. I agree these are likely the cause of plummeting calibaetis hatches.
  4. Chris Doyle New Member

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    Yes, hatches everywhere in the NW were screwed up last year.
  5. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Some some hatching this weekend. About #14 in size.

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  6. Taxon Moderator

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    Yup, late April to early May is when the 1st Callibaetis brood for 2012 would be expected to start emerging. These would be the (overwintering as nymphs) offspring of the late summer/early fall emergence.