Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Yahara River in Madison, WI

One of my favorite fishing spots in Madison is the Yahara River, especially the stretch on the isthmus connecting Lake Mendota to Lake Monona. I caught a lot of species for the first time while fishing there, as well as some nice specimens of species I'd previously caught. This river is where I began hunting for new species.  I remember every time I'd go fishing there, I'd keep track of how many species I could catch during the trip, and I was always shooting for a PR (which got up to around 9 or 10).  Here are a few of my favorite photos.

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)

Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)

Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)

Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

White Bass (Morone chrysops)

Freshwater Drum (Aplodinotus grunniens)

Walleye (Sander vitreus)

Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupestris)

Yellow Bullhead (Ameiurus natalis)