Category: microfishing

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

I will always enjoy the challenge of microfish…

I will always enjoy the challenge of microfishing the Ohio River. The river was flooded and I forgot my wading boots so I resolved to fishing water with much calmer current than I wanted and ended up catching tiny Channel Catfish

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 found a previously undiscovered population o…

I found a previously undiscovered population of Blackspotted Topminnows in southern Indiana! Almost all the topminnow populations I’ve found here have been Blackstripe Topminnows (the fish in the second picture)

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