Sunday, June 16, 2013

Warmouth, blackside darter, other micros

Today I spent a few hours at the same spot featured at the end of my May 26th post, a tributary of the Fox River near the IL / WI border. The water was higher than usual, which turned out to be great for fishing. I'll keep the report short this time and focus on the pictures.

Blackside Darter (Percina maculata) - new hook & line species #110

Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus) - new hook & line species #111

Northern Sunfish (Lepomis peltastes)

Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) - juvenile, I almost thought redear sunfish for a second

Spotfin Shiner (Cyprinella spiloptera) - spawning male

Starhead Topminnow (Fundulus dispar) - male

Other fish I saw included lake chubsucker (future lifer), longnose gar (future lifer), northern pike, grass pickerel, largemouth bass, bluegill, green sunfish, black crappie, yellow perch, northern logperch, rainbow darter, and common shiner. Later I tried Lake Michigan for a few oddball species, but only came up with the ever present round goby.

Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ben that is a lot of species in one outing. Love that sunfish.
    As for wahoo, they are really cool fish. Fast and furious. Their jaws are both hinged upper and lower. That way they can take even larger prey. Of and they taste great.
    Tight lines