Towards the end of May my friends Ken and Michael were doing a road trip through the midwest. They were in the Ozarks while I was busy working like a normal person, but over the weekend I was able to join them in eastern Illinois. We fished a small creek in the Embarras River drainage near Charleston. This creek has a good mix of micros and non-micros, and Ken and Michael were hoping to add quite a few to their lifer count.
Longear Sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
Spotted Bass (Micropterus punctulatus)
Golden Redhorse (Moxostoma erythrurum)
Brindled Madtom (Noturus miurus)