Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Winnipesaukee Forums > Boating
Home Forums Gallery Blogs YouTube Channel Classifieds Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-30-2022, 07:03 AM   #1
imyourhuckleberry
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default bugs in paugus bay

spent a lot of the weekend in paugus bay. the minute we pulled up to the sandbar and unrolled the Lilly pad thousands of tiny flies were covering the motor, the pad, and the boat. Noticed other boats as well swatting these things.


Anyone else see this or know whats going on?

otherwise a great day on the water!

Last edited by imyourhuckleberry; 05-30-2022 at 08:48 AM.
imyourhuckleberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2022, 08:02 AM   #2
fatlazyless
Senior Member
 
fatlazyless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 8,139
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 267
Thanked 895 Times in 648 Posts
Default

Was it the letherocerus americanus and did it look like this? ...... www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethocerus_americanus ..... known as the 'toe biter.'

Here on New Hampshire lakes and ponds, the adult letherocerus americanus will die out over the winter, but will return in the spring when its' eggs birth a new hatch of nymphs with warming weather.

Last edited by fatlazyless; 05-30-2022 at 08:42 AM.
fatlazyless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2022, 06:16 PM   #3
imyourhuckleberry
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

nope they were very small bugs, almost like gnats
imyourhuckleberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2022, 06:21 PM   #4
joey2665
Senior Member
 
joey2665's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Meredith Bay & LI, NY
Posts: 3,195
Thanks: 1,150
Thanked 998 Times in 641 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imyourhuckleberry View Post
nope they were very small bugs, almost like gnats


They are just black flies. Had a few today over by Timber Island. Usually not out this time of year but we had a late spring. They will be gone soon.


Sent from my iPhone using Winnipesaukee Forum mobile app
joey2665 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2022, 07:51 AM   #5
AC2717
Senior Member
 
AC2717's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maynard, MA & Paugus Bay
Posts: 2,455
Thanks: 720
Thanked 335 Times in 250 Posts
Default

the NOseeUms are more than usual this time of year, they should die out
__________________
Capt. of the "No Worries"
AC2717 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-31-2022, 08:10 AM   #6
Merrymeeting
Senior Member
 
Merrymeeting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Merrymeeting Lake, New Durham
Posts: 2,156
Thanks: 286
Thanked 771 Times in 350 Posts
Default

As discussed on I boat on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH Facebook page , not black flies. They are pretty much done for the season. Midges...
Merrymeeting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2022, 09:09 AM   #7
Blue Thunder
Senior Member
 
Blue Thunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Eastern MA & Frye Island/Sebago Lake, Maine
Posts: 923
Thanks: 235
Thanked 306 Times in 144 Posts
Default

Those were probably Mayflies. We had them here on Sebago as well. Worst crop I can remember. The difference between Mayflies and Black flies is the mayflies don’t bite. Black flies do….
__________________
" Live for today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come"
Blue Thunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2022, 09:14 AM   #8
dippasan
Senior Member
 
dippasan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hooksett NH and Sleepers Isl
Posts: 359
Thanks: 258
Thanked 157 Times in 70 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AC2717 View Post
the NOseeUms are more than usual this time of year, they should die out
Agreed
None around until dusk it seems.
__________________
Luck is when preparedness meets opportunity
dippasan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2022, 09:24 PM   #9
dickiej
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: White Salmon, WA
Posts: 254
Thanks: 17
Thanked 146 Times in 77 Posts
Default

Bibits….inQuebec.
dickiej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2022, 03:20 PM   #10
Patofnaud
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Tilton/Paugus Bay
Posts: 225
Thanks: 13
Thanked 60 Times in 42 Posts
Default

lol, bibits is what we used to call the nuns in school.

(must be a french thing )
Patofnaud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2022, 06:02 AM   #11
BroadHopper
Senior Member
 
BroadHopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Laconia NH
Posts: 5,371
Thanks: 2,942
Thanked 1,054 Times in 756 Posts
Default The scoop behind the bugs!

https://granitegeek.concordmonitor.c...e-beaches-was/
__________________
Someday may never be an actual day.
BroadHopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This page was generated in 0.79160 seconds