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Cinder worm hatch

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What time of the year do you normally see this occur? Not looking for spots just general indicators that the hatch is on want to time it right and try my shot at in the kayak chasing these hatches for some early season stripers. Got a bunch of ronz lures I picked up to match the hatch 

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Month of May, any high tides will do.  Don't wait for the moon tides, a number of other factors and variables are more important. 

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Found my 3rd hatch yesterday, Saturday May 1.  (The first 2 hatches on 4/20 and 4/21 no stripers were present, too early)?  I arrived late after checking two other locations first, and while taking a water temp, witnessed a guy doing surgery on a schoolie to retrieve his treble hook.  The fish was mangled.  I asked him if there were any worms, and he said no.  I asked another guy the same question and he also said no. I could clearly see swirling fish and the tiny wakes of worms further out.  So I wadered up and headed out to a peninsula and was able to catch and release 3 schoolies easily on my worm fly with a single hook and a crushed barb. 

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On 4/30/2021 at 3:55 PM, isleomaniac said:

Month of May, any high tides will do.  Don't wait for the moon tides, a number of other factors and variables are more important. 


Hi maniac, care to share some important factors you notice helps bring on a worm hatch? Warm day? High tide near dusk? Cloudy sunny or rainy? Thank you.

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Yesterday, Sunday with a half day of sun dropped the water temps 2 degrees at some locations.  So I went late again to my third stop where the water temp only had dropped 1 degree, and found a mini hatch and a few stripers.  I managed to catch one fish that was several inches larger than Saturdays fish, and fewer fish, maybe 6 or so, but they moved off and further out.  Three main factors and as many as nine variables go into solving the mystery of finding worm hatches.  If you have plenty of time on your hands, and like mystery and challenge, go for it. 

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