This trip to the Mazon river was a little more cooperative!
Started out right off the bat with a Common Shiner! Following that, I caught a juvenile Northern Sunfish.
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.
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!