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Can someone tell me what it is, past two mornings sat in it for a couple hours, so tiny couldn't see what it looked like I've seen #22 trout flies that were bigger. Yesterday both Bass and Blues just cruising through it, tails everywhere and just slurping it up, though fish would take plugs. This morning Blues were everywhere, probably Bass also, fish wouldn't touch a thing, zero wind is probably why. I just want to know what Rain Bait is. Thanks

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Dont know what they are but i had the same senario in the boat in the beginning of summer.. Wouldnt touch a thing . Had a guy show up with Fly fisherman and they couldnt hook up ??? Not sure what to throw at them when there feeding like that

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Rainbait is a general term for small baitfish which often creates dimpling on the surface of the water (almost like raindrops falling on the water) - hence the name 'rainbait'...most often in RI/NY/NY and down to the outerbanks, it is the bay anchovy which are referred to as 'rainbait'...but some folks also use this term for silversides as well.

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Probably krill (micro-shrimp). Good luck matching that hatch. :shock:

 

-bd

 

Closest correct answer... 999 times out of 1000 It's brine shrimp - Kids would buy the from comic-book ads as "sea monkeys" - I don't know if it's a hatch or a spawn when they show up in clouds like that, but when the bass ore feeding on them they're feeding on them exclusively. First time I saw it I happened to have my kid's fine-mesh dip net on the boat so we seined through the water and came up with a muck-pile of them - Been tempted to snag one to see for sure what's in their bellies but could never bring myself to do that. I figured the evidence was strong enough to conclude that was their meal...

 

Very frustrating to see hunnert's of bass finning or rolling on top and have absolutely every one of them give ya the cold shoulder....

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grass shrimp?

 

If it's brine shrimp, they are tiny. A small fraction of the size of a grass shrimp. Brine shrimp may be bigger than plankton, but not by much. :eek:

 

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If it's brine shrimp, they are tiny. A small fraction of the size of a grass shrimp. Brine shrimp may be bigger than plankton, but not by much. :eek:

 

-bd

 

Yep - they were tiny, no more than 1/4 to 3/8 inch long. The water looked dirty. We thought it was just crud or algae until we seined out a wad of them. Bass were slurping them up like it was thanksgiving dinner.

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Closest correct answer... 999 times out of 1000 It's brine shrimp - Kids would buy the from comic-book ads as "sea monkeys" - I don't know if it's a hatch or a spawn when they show up in clouds like that, but when the bass ore feeding on them they're feeding on them exclusively. First time I saw it I happened to have my kid's fine-mesh dip net on the boat so we seined through the water and came up with a muck-pile of them - Been tempted to snag one to see for sure what's in their bellies but could never bring myself to do that. I figured the evidence was strong enough to conclude that was their meal...

 

Very frustrating to see hunnert's of bass finning or rolling on top and have absolutely every one of them give ya the cold shoulder....

 

Brine shrimp don't live in the ocean, they are native to high brine areas like the dead sea and the great salt lake. what most people usually refer to as "rain Bait" is small bay anchovies and/or other small fish.

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