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Microfishing 2017

Postby zippyfx » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:03 am

The past couple of years I have sent out a microfish reports

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As the weather turns cool I am not sure how many more I will get.

While in PEI (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=51141). I manged these three new lifers:

Atlantic Silversides:
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A ninespine stickleback:
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A threespine stickleback:
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From my trip to Vancouver Island (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=51243) I managed this one lifer:

Prickly Sculpin
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Around the Ottawa area the standard fare with no new lifers yet this year:

Logperch
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Spottail Shiner
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Creek Chub
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Still hoping for a couple more this year but the timing may not work out.
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Re: Microfishing 2017

Postby joco » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:52 pm

Fishing is fishing. Wathever the size.


If micro fish is what make you happy. Then go for it.


I have look into this a few time and did make some equipement for it.

The hunt for small ponds,,,creeks etc for trouts or those mini fish can be a load of fun.

Tks to share
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Re: Microfishing 2017

Postby Maple » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:26 pm

Hah!!

Now that is a micro niche fishing experience requiring special techniques and tools. Gotta love it. All identified to boot. Good job.

From coast to coast. It's all about appreciating the fish and their environment isn't it.

PS. Isn't that a 7 spine stickleback? Just counted 'em.
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Re: Microfishing 2017

Postby Olivier Livernoche » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:31 am

Maple wrote:Hah!!

Now that is a micro niche fishing experience requiring special techniques and tools. Gotta love it. All identified to boot. Good job.

From coast to coast. It's all about appreciating the fish and their environment isn't it.

PS. Isn't that a 7 spine stickleback? Just counted 'em.



Look at the bottom two...
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Re: Microfishing 2017

Postby zippyfx » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:34 am

Maple wrote:Hah!!

Now that is a micro niche fishing experience requiring special techniques and tools. Gotta love it. All identified to boot. Good job.

From coast to coast. It's all about appreciating the fish and their environment isn't it.

PS. Isn't that a 7 spine stickleback? Just counted 'em.


A ninespine stickleback varies from seven to twelve although nine is the commonest number.

:)

I kinda like knowing what all the little fish scooting around the dock and the weeds are. When the bigger fish are not biting it's nice to be able to switch it up. It's kinda of a "naturalist" pursuit.
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Re: Microfishing 2017

Postby Yunan » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:09 pm

Woow hat pic 2 fish is beautiful!
Caaatch and Release!
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Re: Microfishing 2017

Postby ShawnD » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:19 am

Awesome, thanks for sharing
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Re: Microfishing 2017

Postby ipjrobson » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:17 am

That's awesome. I can't say that I have done much micro fishing but there are plenty of microspecies I haven't caught yet.

The last couple times I was out fishing I noticed some smaller species that I wanted to target but just didn't have the right hook size.
Having said that, what hook size were you using?
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Re: Microfishing 2017

Postby zippyfx » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:41 pm

ipjrobson wrote:That's awesome. I can't say that I have done much micro fishing but there are plenty of microspecies I haven't caught yet.

The last couple times I was out fishing I noticed some smaller species that I wanted to target but just didn't have the right hook size.
Having said that, what hook size were you using?


There are a couple of ways to go:
- Aggressive fish like creek chub, juvenile bass/sunfish can take a #6 or #8 tipped with worm.
- An easy way to get smaller fish is pick up some weighted flies in the #20 & #22 size, tipped with a very small piece of worm like: http://www.basspro.com/Zebra-Midge-Flie ... /10211801/
- The best way to go for small less agressive fish is Tanago hooks (hooks designed for very small fish) with some small split shot you can find: ( http://www.tenkarabum.com/micro-fishing-hooks.html);

A general discussion on micro fishing can be found here: http://www.tenkarabum.com/micro-fishing.html or https://www.facebook.com/groups/1689771 ... 4/?fref=nf

I find that presentation is key. Some fish prefer certain areas in the water column and current. Some will only hit a bait that is still others will only hit something that is either being pulled gently or drifting.

A Japanese goal is to get a fish that fits onto a 1 yen coin which in 3/4 of inch across.
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