Posted by Bo on April 24, 2005 at 10:10:13:
In Reply to: Bream spawn related to moon phase posted by Red on April 21, 2005 at 10:54:29:
Although unscientific, I hold the belief that the same forces of nature that trigger fish to spawn at a certain time also trigger wildflowers to bloom at a certain time. Just as dogwoods indicate crappie time, I watch for the bloom of primroses on the roadsides to indicate shellcracker time. Primroses are the large lavender flowers we used to call buttercups because we would trick little sis into sniffing, then push the pollen [butter] on her nose. Those are blooming now, and yes, shellcrackers are bedded NOW.
By the same token, mimosas blooming have been a reliable indicator of bluegills bedded in force.
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