Category: minnow

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

It is amazing how aggressive Striped Shiners c…

It is amazing how aggressive Striped Shiners can be when they get this size! I was fishing for Rock Bass and instead kept hooking these guys

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

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

No matter how bad the conditions are this litt…

No matter how bad the conditions are this little creek always offers a few little fish to be caught

I’m going to try something new, and present yo…

I’m going to try something new, and present you all with a challenge. Who can name this fish? It was sampled in southern Indiana in the Pigeon Creek drainage. Good luck!

The emerald shiners were hard to get past toda…

The emerald shiners were hard to get past today! I lost count of how many of them found my bait while Bluegill fishing