Norm M Posted September 11, 2009 Report Share Posted September 11, 2009 I went out today on a small crick just to enjoy the solitude and whatever I might catch. I used a light action spin rod with 8 lb test and a handful of small jigs-plastics. I was using A Cubbie Lure Mini Mite that was about 1 inch long and maybe 1/64 oz. I was happily catching a bunch of creek chubs and small sunnies when I landed the smallest stream fish I've caught this year. It was a shiner of some sort about 1.5 inches long. How it got the hook in it's mouth I'll never know, prolly a one in a gazillion shot but there it was in all it's glory. I briefly condidered using it for rock bass bait but figured that any fish with that kind of gumption had to live. Once I got to an area where the crick widened to almost a cast across I swithed to a 1/16 oz jig with a 2 inch twister and that was the ticket for the rest of the day. Palm sized sunnies, a crappie, a bullhead, some smallies and a whole bunch of rock bass rounded out the trip. I did not see another person let alone any other fisherman but plenty of wildlife including coons and deer early on. I heard but didn't see a couple turkeys back in the woods and saw a squirrel miss it's branch and take a swim. They sure look a lot smaller soaking wet. All in all a soul restoring day. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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