Flyfished an urban creek. I only managed to land 5 fish... 2 Channel Catfish (biggest measured 20"), 2 Goldeye, and 1 Grass Carp.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Fished some new-to-me places in Missouri.
Blue Springs Creek is, as you might guess, a spring-fed creek. It has a population of naturally-reproducing Rainbow Trout. I'd read that the past severals years of droughts and floods had taken its toll on the larger trout in this small creek. Everyone (including the MDC folks) seems to agree this is a tough creek to catch fish on. So, I feel fortunate to have caught 2 little rainbows off one small tree branch in the water, and also caught a creek chub.
Here's some thing seen while there:
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Not quite the success of the previous couple trips, but caught 10 species on one outing, probably a new record for me.
Grass Carp, Shortnose Gar, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Redear Sunfish, Bluegills, Longear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Silver Carp, and Hybrid Sunfish.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
And....MORE of those OTHER fish! I enjoyed my last outing, so I set out to see if I could reproduce similar results.
I used 2 separate fly patterns...an unweighted olive woolly bugger, and a beadhead black nymph with hackle collar and round rubber split tail (I still don't know the name of the fly). Both were very effective.
I caught 8 species: (7) Grass Carp, (7+) Shortnose Gar, (3) Bluegills, (1) White Bass, (1) Kentucky Spotted Bass, (1) Channel Catfish, (1) Bighead Carp(?), (2) Goldeye.
The Goldeye were a first for me, so that was pretty cool!
Once again, I really enjoyed the variety.