Category: ultralight fishing

There are few fish more challenging to land on…

There are few fish more challenging to land on 4lb test than these!

It seems I usually catch keeper fish when I do…

It seems I usually catch keeper fish when I don’t have a cooler, but this time I was actually prepared

It was the last day this lake was open before …

It was the last day this lake was open before it closed for duck hunting season and I wanted to catch one last Longear Sunfish from it. I spent the afternoon in my quest and was happily rewarded with this gorgeous little fish

This lake doesn’t offer any monster crappie, b…

This lake doesn’t offer any monster crappie, but I can consistently catch keepers and that is good enough for me!

A couple of surprise Channel Catfish had found…

A couple of surprise Channel Catfish had found their way into this creek, I didn’t really expect to find them here. But I was happy to catch them, and they always fight extra hard when they are in fast current

Armed with my ultralight fishing rod and a tor…

Armed with my ultralight fishing rod and a tortilla I managed to catch my first ever Tilapia! My best guess is that this was a Mozambique Tilapia, though these fish are notorious for hybridizing and being very difficult to properly work through an identification key

So many little Tilapia in this creek, they wer…

So many little Tilapia in this creek, they were so much fun. You couldn’t put a bait in the water without getting a bite

I’m such a sucker for color variations within fish species

I’m such a sucker for color variations within fish species

I always get scared when I catch a chub while creek fishing, you…

I always get scared when I catch a chub while creek fishing, you rarely ever just find one. But for once they were the least common fish in the creek

One of the many sassy little Hybrid Striped Bass that makes a…

One of the many sassy little Hybrid Striped Bass that makes a run up these small creeks