Minnesota Mayflies, Ten Best Attractor Patterns, Asian Tiger Shrimp

July 24, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • With one of the largest hatches in over a decades, millions of mayflies have been wreaking havoc in Minnesota. Snow plows have been brought out, and the mayflies have even caused an accident or two; but on the “bright” side, at least they “only live for a day or two,” writes Jess Zimmerman.
  • Christ Hunt dishes out his picks for the Ten Best Attractor Patterns in preparation for the Outdoor Blogger Network Tour to Yellowstone National Park.
  • When the population of an invasive species grows “tenfold,” it’s a special cause of concern for any ecosystem, according to biologist Pam Fuller. The first reports of the Asian tiger shrimp in U.S. waters were in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida in 1998; and current sightings could be under-reported, says Fuller, since anglers may be accustomed to seeing the shrimp.