Monday, June 27, 2022

Late June, 2022

 Traveled to Iowa to visit family and friends....and did a little flyfishing with my buddy Jay.

Pumpkinseed Sunfish:

Hybrid Sunfish:

Big Bluegills:

Smallmouth Bass:

Millions (!) of Hackberry Emperor butterflies:

Hornyhead Chub:

Common Shiners:

Common Shiner and Creek Chub:

Rock Bass:

Brown Trout:

Rainbow Trout:

Largemouth Bass:

More big Bluegills:

...and Green Sunfish (not pictured).

Thursday, June 16, 2022

June 11, 2022

 First time out flyfishing since flyfishing in Arkansas the previous weekend.  The creek is backed up and muddied from the Missouri River being high.

The weather was hot!  I was only out a few hours, and by the end I was huffing and puffing, nose running, dizzy.... heat stroke again, I think.  Everyone be safe and drink lots of fluids when its hot out!


I ended up catching 2 Grass Carp:\

Grass Carp flyfishing
2 Channel Catfish:
...and at least 10 Shortnose Gar.  I measured one of the bigger ones at 24"...pretty nice!
Shortnose Gar flyfishing

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Flyfishing in Arkansas, June 3-5, 2022


Below are some of the fish caught while flyfishing in Arkansas, as well as some of the things seen while fishing.
Longear Sunfish:
Longear Sunfish
Buzzards in a tree overlooking a lake:
Largemouth Bass:
Brown Trout
Redspotted Sunfish!
Redspotted Sunfish
Redspotted Sunfish

Redspotted Sunfish

Redspotted Sunfish

Baby Bowfin, my first Bowfin ever, and caught on a fly rod/fly!
A snake missing part of its tail:
Fishing Spider:
More Longear Sunfish:

Smallmouth Bass:
Zebra Swallowtail butterflies:
Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail
I also saw Redear Slider turtles, many Box Turtles, wild Turkey, Whitetail Deer, Indigo Bunting, Chickadees, Great Blue Herons, Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, Chipmunks, Ground Hogs,
Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly, Viceroy butterfly, and more.