Sunday, May 6, 2012

Microfishing in Hallock Creek, IL

After my introduction to microfishing in Japan back in 2008, I was ready to give it another try in the states. I grew up playing in the creek behind my parents' house, and I knew what species were in it - creek chub, central stoneroller, southern redbelly dace, western blacknose dace, orangethroat darter, and fantail darter. My family bought me a selection of micro hooks from, and I was excited to try them out. I ventured down the road to where my parents' stream merges with Hallock Creek. My bait was a locally sourced earthworm (from the streambank). Using #20 and #26 hooks, I didn't do too bad!

Southern Rebelly Dace (Chrosomus erythrogaster) - new hook & line species #40

Blacknose Dace (Rhinichthys obtusus) - new hook & line species #41

Orangethroat Darter (Etheostoma spectabile) - new hook & line species #42

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