Category: micro fishing

This little stream is home to one of my favori…

This little stream is home to one of my favorite native species: the Spottail Darter! Along with him there are a number of Bluntnose Minnows, Silverjaw Minnows and Creek Chubs. It is amazing how much life can be in a three foot wide creek!

A chilly day of hiking along the creek in sear…

A chilly day of hiking along the creek in search of fossils. After finding a few I hadn’t seen in the area before I decided to catch a few little Creek Chubs

Slow bite? Try smaller hooks

Slow bite? Try smaller hooks

A big male Spotfin Shiner from the creek while…

A big male Spotfin Shiner from the creek while microfishing

A common catch in Indiana creeks, the ever abu…

A common catch in Indiana creeks, the ever abundant Creek Chub

A little Silver Chub found my bait while I was…

A little Silver Chub found my bait while I was microfishing for small minnows

I couldn’t resist devoting a few minutes to mi…

I couldn’t resist devoting a few minutes to microfishing the Ohio River. I was rewarded with an ever common Emerald Shiner

There are few fish as aggressive as these litt…

There are few fish as aggressive as these little Warmouth

Microfishing this river resulted in some beaut…

Microfishing this river resulted in some beautiful little Warmouth, Green Sunfish and Redspotted Sunfish

I’ve never tried micro fishing when the temper…

I’ve never tried micro fishing when the temperature was below freezing, I expected the minnows to have moved downstream to find deeper water. But it turns out they were still in the shallow pools that were only about 2 ft deep