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Old 06-18-2008, 05:31 AM
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Default Re: lake erie mayfly hatch

George
the big one in the middle is a hexeginia limbata aka "hex" --aka "canadian soldiers"---they came off so heavy in the 50's that they used front end loaders to clear the streets when the female spinners laid eggs on the streets ,thinking they were rivers, skidding cars through intersections---i read an extended temperature inversion stratified lake Erie and they died from lack of oxygen and in turn was the staple food of the blue pike and brought about thier demise (a smaller and blue tinted species in the walleye family).

Ive seen the darker ones which are definitely smaller but never caught one and got out the books and identified it--possibly a Brown drake?
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