Early Bugs Starting to Pop Off

All winter, as temperatures hovered well above average temperatures, scientists and anglers questioned the effect this mild winter would have on hatches.  Here we are in March, and well before typical hatch season in some colder areas people are beginning to see the byproduct of a warm winter.

“I caught my first fish on a Hendrickson yesterday. This is the first time I’ve seen a Hendrickson in March,” Andy Partlo, owner of the Old Au Sable Fly Shop in Grayling Michigan told Morgan Sherburne of The Petoskey News-Review.  Brian Bienkowski of The Ashland Current is seeing the same up in Northern Wisconsin.

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