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I was up in the Cats this week for a few days n got eatten alive by black flys whenever the breeeze stopped. It was also pretty warm for this time of year, flet more like 80°F mid day.

Still had a nice time... always a pleasure to be in the woods...

AND not take food is a plus.. all the black flys you can eat!

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They were out last week in WNY but not biting.  This weekend is probably going to be a bitch.
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Hi Guys,

Was out fishing a couple of times last week, no black flies yet in western CT.  I picked this up at the hardware store (ACE) for $3.  Haven't tried it yet, but it is packaged in a  resealable bag and is good for 90 hours.  Any one tried it?

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They are swarming in the Syracuse area, but I only saw 5 during 18 hours in the Adk High Peaks this past weekend. Probably a couple more weeks 'til the hatch up there.

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when do they go away?

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Im assuming early June isnt a good time to go out??

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Im assuming early June isnt a good time to go out??

If you're talking about the Adks, the typical season is Memorial Day - Independence Day.

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Here's a particularly nasty-looking Black Fly that was seen this weekend:

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That's a relative of big foot... takes a size 10 I hear.

Brack Fries!

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When do they go away??

Right after the tourist leave the woods.


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Brack Fries!

It's whats for dinner!

That's certainly what the trout were biting on yesterday! I caught at least 20 on my little blackfly fly.


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pan fry em in butter?

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Catch and release. They were all too small anyway.

On Friday I have an annual recertification class I need to take. And it just so happens that the training facility is right on a trout stream. So hopefully I'll catch some dinner during lunch!


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The blackflies have vanished from central NY. Not sure where they went. Maybe eaten by the mosquitoes.

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Must be the NJ mosquetos then.. seen em carry off babies n small dogs.

They probably dissapeared becasue it's gotten cool again. Once it heats up next week, look out for the next big hatch.

WWBF, How were the trout? Brookies.. native or stocked?


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I was actually thinking the opposite... that it was too warm for them last week (and hence, why the mosquitoes were active).

I only caught one small stocked brownie on Friday... too small to keep. Earlier in the week, they were a mix of native and stocked. There were even a few brookies, which always bring a smile to my face.

It seems the stocked fish are really small this year. Maybe that's the plan to prevent early-season fish-out... or maybe all the larger ones have already been fished-out... I don't know.


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Black flies would not have been a problem this Memorial Day weekend in the high peaks area:

Well, had you gone to the ADK's memorial day weekend, you wouldn't have had to worry about the black flies.

Where's spring? Upstate New York gets 3 feet of snow on Memorial Day weekend

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WILMINGTON, N.Y. –  A Memorial Day weekend storm has dropped three feet of snow on a New York ski mountain near the Vermont boarder.

Whiteface Mountain spokesman Jon Lundin says 36 inches of white powder has blanketed the nearly 5,000-foot tall mountain in the Adirondacks. That has forced the Olympic Regional Development Authority to close Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway on the backside of the mountain.
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The blackflies are definately out in the lower elevations of the High Peaks. I was at the Upper Works trailhead yesterday (I actually have a work project there!), and they were pesky.

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Ben up by Wanakena last two weekends, (going fishing there again Friday).

Bugs were fair when the wind stopped but not over powering...got my first deerfly bite of the season tho.

Speaking of fishing, we went to Streeter Lake and my daughter caught 9 bass...we did not see a trout.


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