Friday, October 23, 2020

Mid October 2020

I flyfished a public C&R lake. Caught some small Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, Redear Sunfish and Hybrid Sunfish.

Flyfished an urban creek and caught some Largemouth Bass, a Bluegill, 2 Spotted Bass, 2 Sauger, and a Longear Sunfish.

Things seen while fishing... a garter snake (no picture), and this Great Plains Rat Snake:
And possibly the most beautiful freshwater clam shell I've seen.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Early October 2020

 I hadn't run across any crappies yet in MO, but did finally catch a small White Crappie from a public lake.

I took a weekday off work and flyfished an Ozark stream, Huzzah Creek. 

I caught 3 Smallmouth Bass,

A female Hornyhead Chub,
And 3 Northern Studfish (a new species for me):
I also caught a Striped Shiner, Green Sunfish, and a couple Longear Sunfish:
On the way there, I saw a box turtle crossing the road.  In the creek, I found another box turtle shell:

I also saw a Bald Eagle, 3 Otters, Comma Butterflies, and a Spicebush Swallowtail.

I returned to an urban creek I had fished a few times previously.  I had a gar on for a few seconds, but it shook free.
I caught a Freshwater Drum:
A Channel Catfish:
A surprise Sauger (first one on a flyrod for me):
Two Grass Carp:
A surprise Walleye:
And a couple of Goldeye: