Fishhook Flea infestation

Check and share here for the latest fishing reports.
bagman
Posts: 127
Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:40 pm
Species: trout

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby bagman » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:59 pm

I fished outer converse today and the fleas were almost non existent. Very surprised compared to my last trip down there. 55 temp at 38 feet. Oh yeah the fish were biting
User avatar
pfu
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:35 pm
Species: Cold and warm species

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby pfu » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:49 pm

Is there any correlation to time of day where fleas start/end? Interesting topic and quite frankly has kept me off the water.
User avatar
pfu
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:35 pm
Species: Cold and warm species

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby pfu » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:55 pm

Fished outside MB cut today. Few fish charted but no fleas! Nothing caught.

Fished 10:30 to 1:30 with one other boat in area. Wish I had a story to tell like a few others!
dry net
Posts: 130
Joined: Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:34 pm
Species: cold water

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby dry net » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:24 pm

Didn't fish this weekend, how were the fleas?
60Fishman
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:24 pm
Species: lake trout, salmon, bass

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby 60Fishman » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:01 pm

Fished in the big bay south of Thomson Point on Saturday morning and there were very few fleas, the few I ran into were the smaller spiny water fleas. Caught a three lakers pretty much right of the bat and then the Coast Guard stopped me, had to pick up the lines, etc. and go through the routine. After that only caught one, before giving up to bass fish. I think the CG put the hex on me!
User avatar
steve
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:34 pm
Species: lakers,salmon,bass,pike,perch

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby steve » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:08 pm

Fished out of converse bay today and had just a little amount that accumilated on my line but nothing to disturb my fishing.... Was a great day but too hot....
User avatar
DreamWeaver
Posts: 99
Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:00 pm
Species: Trout
Location: Otterburn Park, Qc, Canada

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby DreamWeaver » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:33 pm

We launched at the Peru boat ramp Saturday morning, July 13, we made our way down to the north of Willsboro Bay, more precisely the north shore just after the pass between the mainland and Schuyler Island. Set lines at 30 and 60' over 75-105 FOW. No Fleas and managed 1 21" laker at 60'. Headed back north and fished in front of Ausable River, marked plenty of bait fish at 95-105' with predators close by. Once again no fleas.
Digitroll (Ron)
Posts: 3089
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:58 pm

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:58 am

Flea Update:

Bad again last Friday Vt side of Converse and towards the ozone. Today it was really bad off Providence to Colchester Reef. The braid and wire was really collecting gobs 10 minutes in the water. I switched our rods over to the Ontario 30 lb test after the first 45 minutes. The 30 lb was bad too. 40 lb? It was the worst I have ever seen it.
User avatar
BottomDollar
Posts: 570
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:09 pm
Species: cold water
Location: Burlington

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby BottomDollar » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:06 pm

I'm jigging lakers until they're gone. Sunday was basically pulling lines one after the other, cutting the leader, sliding them off and re-tying. Not much opportunity to catch fish like that.

The iced down livewell ("recovery room") makes laker releases a lot more successful if you're not keeping them.

Image
User avatar
ThreeBuoys
Posts: 368
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:48 pm
Species: Bass,Salmon,Trout

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby ThreeBuoys » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:22 am

It was pretty bad on the Broad Lake yesterday. I was alone so not much fun setting gear and constantly checking. Plus the fishing was horrible. Not going to waste my time and gasoline. Definitely something going on the last couple of years on the northern part of the Broad Lake. The most productive for me anyway this year has been the Inland Sea.
User avatar
C-Hawk
Posts: 1565
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:41 am
Species: salmon,lake trout

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby C-Hawk » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:35 am

I fished around the Islands for a little while Saturday, but couldn't take it very long. The fleas were so thick, they would trip the releases after only 10 minutes or less. Between the poor fishing above Burlington, and these things, I am afraid our Lake has already seen it's Glory days.
User avatar
ThreeBuoys
Posts: 368
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:48 pm
Species: Bass,Salmon,Trout

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby ThreeBuoys » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:36 am

Jeff, I reluctantly agree.
Besides, we are at the point on the North part of the Lake where the fishing starts dying off in August and September anyway. Probably pull my boat out soon. Only so much Bass and Pike fishing I can take. Not sure what the Inland is producing right now.
Digitroll (Ron)
Posts: 3089
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:58 pm

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:41 pm

Fished solo this am 5 hours Split Rock. 20" Brown. 2 LT. Fleas super bad. Switched to Ontario gear made it manageable. Saw Tire Jockey early. Been out 4 trips in last two weeks. No legal salmon. Luckily Browns and Rainbows have helped the cause. Lost a really nice Brown last week at the net south of Split. Some really good marks off the Mansion but they had lock jaw. Edit: Both fish were released unharmed photos below.

Image

Image

Image
Last edited by Digitroll (Ron) on Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:58 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
ThreeBuoys
Posts: 368
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:48 pm
Species: Bass,Salmon,Trout

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby ThreeBuoys » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:54 pm

May have to head down that way. I have some 40LB Mono strung on Convector reels that probably would solve the flea issue. Not as much fun fighting the fish though. Can't have everything....
User avatar
Wallyandre (Andre)
Posts: 1543
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:34 pm
Species: salmon, SM, walleyes
Location: Montreal, QC & Port Kent NY
Contact:

Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby Wallyandre (Andre) » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:19 pm

Nice fish Ron! Very quiet in my area

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest