22 AUG 15 – Mazon River (Again)

This trip to the Mazon river was a little more cooperative!

Common Shiner- Luxilus cornutus – Angling Species #59 / 2015 Species #58
Common Shiner- Luxilus cornutus – Angling Species #59 / 2015 Species #58

Started out right off the bat with a Common Shiner! Following that, I caught a juvenile Northern Sunfish.

Northern Sunfish - Lepomis peltastes – Angling Species #60 / 2015 Species #59
Northern Sunfish – Lepomis peltastes – Angling Species #60 / 2015 Species #59

I was worried about this spot, because the railroad just to the north of it had dammed up the river. I didn’t want to have to wander around to find these guys – and I didn’t actually realize that I had caught this until going back through my pictures.

By mid-morning I got super excited and though I had caught a river redhorse – rare in Illinois. I ended up catching three redhorse, all golden – I’m still not real sharp on redhorse ID.

Golden Redhorse- Moxostoma erythrurum – Angling Species #61 / 2015 Species #60
Golden Redhorse- Moxostoma erythrurum – Angling Species #61 / 2015 Species #60

I made a little trip over to Kankakee, which ultimately got me a new lifer (sand shiner) but wasn’t very productive. I went back to the mazon and ended up catching quite a few random fish!

Sand Shiner - Notropis stramineus – Angling Species #62 / 2015 Species #61
Sand Shiner – Notropis stramineus – Angling Species #62 / 2015 Species #61
Bass
Bass
Rock Bass
Rock Bass
Very suprised drum
Very suprised drum
Little Smallie
Little Smallie
Green X Bluegill Hybrid
Green X Bluegill Hybrid
Small Channel
Small Channel
Green Sunfish with Huge Head
Green Sunfish with Huge Head

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