I dropped down my tanago rig and it didn't take long before I had my first bite! Unfortunately, it was just one of the ever-present Creek Chub.
Creek Chub aren't usually a good sign when it comes to multi-species fishing. Fortunately, I noticed some smaller fish in the margins, while the Chubs seemed to hold more in the main current. The smaller fish kept dropping off my tanago rig, so I switched to regular gear with a size 16 hook. In short order, I lifted up a Green Sunfish! I was honestly pretty surprised that the rumour turned out o be true.
After catching the first one, it became apparent that the creek was absolutely infested with them. All juveniles, I think the water may have been too small for larger individuals to make their way up. I handed the rod over to Alex who quickly lifted one up as well :)
After Alex had her lifer, I proceeded to explore more of the creek simply because I was enjoying the spot and I have a thing for catching small fish :p This further exploration yielded a cool Green Sunfish x Pumpkinseed hybrid as well as some Pumpkinseed, Common Shiners, and Fallfish.
|Green Sunfish x Pumpkinseed|