Franks Tract

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Franks Tract

Postby Jerkbait0071 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:39 pm

Ok, so I’m sure if you’ve fished the tract lately you’ve seen, or better yet tasted the little annoying gnats that are swarming. What the HECK! These things are unbearable!

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Re: Franks Tract

Postby PeteD » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:50 pm

I ran Across Franks on Monday.
Im still cleaning them bugs off my boat and Hat, good time for a save face.. I dont think I inhaled any.


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Re: Franks Tract

Postby obsessed fisherman » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:38 pm

Yea, they're bad. Reminded me of trying to play golf in upstate NY during july. Little buggers hoovered around your face while your lining up a putt, then about a dozen at a time would dive bomb looking for any open orifice :shock:

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Re: Franks Tract

Postby DeltaDan » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:32 pm


I have been personally awaiting for their return for the last thee years ! It started off with their demise in both the pellet drops in Franks, Taylor and some other sloughs along with Lil Mandy. And early spraying for West Nile.

-- This has been a GREAT year for the Phesant Hatch with the bugs and thankfully no late spring Hail !

Long live the Pheasants,Fish Fry and Baitfish !!

Last years Shad population alone was so freaking dismal -- I am looking foreward to a a good population again. -- And even a Better Population for next year if we get the same weather patern for next year ..... And Stockton does not kill them again with their storm sewers.
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Re: Franks Tract

Postby Duckman » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:59 am

Bring on the knats I have been waiting on them to return when they were here the fishing was great in the track. Get a head net and hang on.

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Re: Franks Tract

Postby kopper_bass » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:01 am

yeha! - finally!

they are just starting.................. you aint seen nothing yet :D

i learned the hard way while fishing with Gene in a Bassmasters event many years ago, spending the day pounding the tulles and needing a head net in Franks. they were so thick you couldnt see the deck of the boat. 10,000 were on me alone and you couldnt breathe in without eating a few hundred. i was begging Gene to make a run just to try and get them off me :shock:

i went with Gene to the shop right after that day and he gave me a head net from the store. Havent needed to use the headnet for quite a few years now, but it NEVER leaves my boat.

Get yourself one and enjoy the fishing.
Hopefully with their return, so too will the great fishing return!

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Re: Franks Tract

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Re: Franks Tract

Postby Cooch » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:09 pm

It ain't just Franks!

Used ta be this would occur big time in March & April. It's no where near as bad as guys think! When you start to see the black clouds hovering over the tops of the trees all around Franks, Big Break & Mildred, then you'll REALLY understand what "BAD" is! And you DO NOT want to be the tallest guy in yer boat! Guys now know why I always sit down on my seat up front when they show up. HAR!

I am with Dan, the gnats are a sign of normalcy around these parts! Seeing them out there gives ya a lot more ta talk about when the bite gits tough! HAR! HAR! HAR!

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