Category: micro fishing

The end results of a quick little microfishing…

The end results of a quick little microfishing session: baby Channel Catfish and Mimic Shiners

There are a lot of fish species on my bucket l…

There are a lot of fish species on my bucket list, but one that was highest on my list was a tiny little fish that most don’t know exist: the Rainbow Darter. I drove north a few hours to get within the range of these fish and met up with a friend who had figured out a location where these fish were abundant. Within an hour he helped me find one of these little fish hiding in the rocks in a small riffle. I dropped my tanago hook with a tiny piece of worm in front of it and before long he darted out and took the bait. I few quick pictures later I released this fish back to his home. Most people’s bucket list fish are large famous species, I’ll always be much happier to catch these little overlooked parts of our natural biodiversity

I couldn’t resist microfishing for a little bi…

I couldn’t resist microfishing for a little bit, this resulted in a beautiful little Blackstripe Topminnow

It took some searching, but I found a creek th…

It took some searching, but I found a creek that hadn’t frozen over yet and was happy to find a healthy population of creek chubs

I saw the biggest school of Blackstripe Topmin…

I saw the biggest school of Blackstripe Topminnows that I’ve ever seen, there were literally hundreds of them in the shallows. So I took a quick break from fishing for sunfish to microfish one to get a good picture

Talk about a gorgeous fish! I really was incre…

Talk about a gorgeous fish! I really was incredibly excited to find this population of Convict Cichlids. They have some amazing colors and were so much fun to fish for

Make fun of microfishing all you want, but wit…

Make fun of microfishing all you want, but with the ability to catch little exotic fish like this I won’t ever say no to it. This was my favorite freshwater fish I caught in California, the Convict Cichlid!

One last microfish from the tributary to the L…

One last microfish from the tributary to the Los Angeles River was an Inland Silverside. Another new fish for me!

I think you should all know me we well enough …

I think you should all know me we well enough by now to know that when I’m exploring a new place there is a 100% chance I will try microfishing there. This time it resulted in a tiny Tilapia 

You should have seen the look the other angler…

You should have seen the look the other anglers on this California pier gave me as I microfished off the side of it, it was hilarious. But on the bright side I managed to catch a new species: the Topsmelt!