Biting Flies

Discussion in 'Lake Powell Recreation' started by bigmig, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. bigmig

    bigmig New Member

    We were just at Lake Powell from Friday to Wednesday.

    The biting dog flies are terrible. Like terrible. I have never seen flies like this at Lake Powell in the past 13 years of going. Each passing day of camping is worse than the 1st as they apparently realize you are there.

    In an effort to help others out, bring some bug deterant wafers (non flammable recommended) etc. Nothing like waking up in the morning covered in a fly horde.

    Bug spray was working well, but wish I had several of those BBQ area bug things to place around the boat, the trash, and the cook area.
  2. Chet Garling

    Chet Garling Well-Known Member

    true worst year for flies since the late 80's.
  3. Reed

    Reed Well-Known Member

    I have not had any problems with flies, biting or non. What part of The Lake are you talking about?
  4. bigmig

    bigmig New Member

    We were in Halls all the way to Forgotten Canyon. Flies everywhere.
  5. Dungee Fishing

    Dungee Fishing Well-Known Member

    Yup, Nixon and I got bit quite a few times in Farley/White mid July.
  6. Reed

    Reed Well-Known Member

    Must be a Northern thing...
  7. Lance Cue

    Lance Cue Well-Known Member

    Yep, ditto on the flies at the north end on our recent trip
  8. Pegasus

    Pegasus Well-Known Member

    Funny, as I was thinking on my last trip earlier this month that there are not nearly as many flies this year as past years - this is on the South end. -Doug
  9. Squirrel

    Squirrel Well-Known Member

    I haven't been down since late spring and didn't have an issue. I'll find out mid Sept. I guess. Sq
  10. PowellBride

    PowellBride Well-Known Member

    We found them biting from Good Hope to Ticaboo. Far worse than I remember
  11. Dan Spitzer

    Dan Spitzer Well-Known Member

    The biting flies were bad at the end of July and bad this past week. We were in Red Canyon both times. They were bad out on the water trolling or working shore lines and not just at camp.
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  12. DebW

    DebW Member

    They are bad in the San Juan too! I don't remember them being this bad either.
  13. Lake Bum

    Lake Bum Well-Known Member

    South End, I haven't encountered any this year. Last year I did in Face Canyon, but then none whatsoever only 2 weeks later literally 5 miles from that spot in Cookie Jar. It has been sporadic on the South end...
  14. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member


    Didn't have a problem with them in July, but August was bad.
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  15. Waterbaby

    Waterbaby Administrator Staff Member