Microfishing Lunch Break

So, yesterday I decided to check out some of the local creeks where I could get access for a few micros. I ended up picking up a few new species, as well as some I already have knocked out for the year.

I tried a spot south of Salem on Crooked creek. There were creek chubs and stonerollers, but I just wasn’t having good luck. The water was very muddy, and the bite was light. I didn’t want to waste time, so I headed over to Dums Creek. There I picked up my two new species for this trip: a Blackstripe Topminnow and a Bluntnose Minnow.

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Blackstripe Topminnow – Fundulus notatus – Angling Species #26 / 2015 Species #22
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Bluntnose Minnow (Male) – Pimephales notatus – Angling Species #27 / 2015 Species #23
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Bluntnose Minnow (Female) – Pimephales notatus – Angling Species #27 / 2015 Species #23
Bluntnose Female Closeup
Bluntnose Female Closeup

The sunfish were absolutely swarming. Picked up these Bluegill / Green Sunfish. It was hard to fish for anything else, because they would swarm the bait.
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Finally, I dipped in on the way to pick up my daughter to catch her one of these creek chubs I saw before in Iuka. They are in a piece of creek that is cut off on both ends for now, so I knew they would be there. I took this one for her to see up close. She was sad when the fish went back home to it’s creek :)

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