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Microfishing at the 2015 NANFA Convention


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#1 BenCantrell

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 08:57 PM

Here's the deal.  Myself and a few other microfisherpersons will for sure be attending the convention banquet, but other than that we'll probably be on the road microfishing the heck out of Oklahoma.  Heck, we might even macrofish the heck out of the state too.  Heck!

 

If you'll be at the convention and would like to try microfishing, send me a message and we can throw some ideas around.  I bet we'll be able to catch some interesting stuff in the lower Mountain Fork as well as the lowland areas in the southeast corner of the state.  I'm not sure about the Red River proper, but you never know.  Looks like there is a lot of unique fish in that drainage.

 

Can you catch fish with a seine?  Sure.  Can you catch fish with a hook so small you'd probably lose it if you sneezed?  Heck yes you can.  Heck!

 

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#2 olaf

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:46 AM

Watch your mouth, young man! Keep cursing like this and you'll grow up to be a delinquent.
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#3 Casper

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 12:59 PM

or a troll.


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Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#4 mattknepley

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:52 PM

Do you kiss your moxostoma with that mouth? There are KIDS on here, Ben!
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"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#5 BenCantrell

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 10:01 PM

My microhooks are sharp and I'm ready to go.

 

Heck!!!



#6 Mysteryman

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 12:37 PM

How the heck do you walk barefoot through rocky creekbeds like that?



#7 BenCantrell

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 12:41 PM

How the heck do you walk barefoot through rocky creekbeds like that?

 

When the water is super cold it numbs your feet!



#8 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 09:09 PM

Ben is like a ninja. Without contact with the earth and feeling it with his feet, he would never have caught a million species by hook and line. Not joking, he has hook and line caught more species than many of us netters have even seen.


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#9 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 09:12 PM

And his feet are like hooves, tough as nails, and quick as a rabbit if need be. Dang super hero. Heck!


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#10 BenCantrell

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 12:18 PM

I'll try to crank out one of these per day for the next week.  :)  The photos I'll post here on the forum will be more or less the same as the blog, but I'll sub out the scenery ones for more fish photos.

 

Here's the first day!

http://bencantrellfi...-1-last-of.html

 

White Bass (Morone chrysops)
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Freshwater Drum (Aplodinotus grunniens)
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Bantam Sunfish (Lepomis symmetricus)
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Starhead Topminnow (Fundulus dispar)
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Longear Sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)
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Respotted Sunfish (Lepomis miniatus)
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Respotted Sunfish (Lepomis miniatus)
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Yellow Bullhead (Ameiurus natalis)
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#11 Chasmodes

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 12:53 PM

Nice pics Ben!  Wow, that longear is one colorful beautiful fish! 


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#12 Kanus

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 08:09 PM

That's a heckofa lot of awesome fish Ben!


Derek Wheaton

On a mountain overlooking the North Fork Roanoke River on one side, the New River Valley on the other, and a few minutes away from the James River watershed...the good life...

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#13 BenCantrell

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 08:46 PM

The second day, my first time visiting Arkansas!

http://bencantrellfi...-divergent.html

 

Current Darter (Etheostoma uniporum)
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Current Darter (top) vs. Rainbow Darter (bottom)
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Ozark Darter (Etheostoma sp.)
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Southern Redbelly Dace (Chrosomus erythrogaster)
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Central Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum)
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Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu)
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Longear Sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)
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Longear Sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)
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Ozark Minnow (Notropis nubilus)
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Duskystripe Shiner (Luxilus pilsbryi)
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#14 BenCantrell

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:23 PM

The third day, deep into the heart of the mountains of Arkansas.

http://bencantrellfi...t-3-madtom.html

 

Ozark Madtom (Noturus albater)
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Slender Madtom (Noturus exilis)
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Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
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Longear Sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)
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Highland Stoneroller (Campostoma spadiceum)
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Redspot Darter (Etheostoma artesiae)
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Western Redfin Shiner (Lythrurus umbratilis umbratilis) - male
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Western Redfin Shiner (Lythrurus umbratilis umbratilis) - female
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Ouachita Madtom (Noturus lachneri)
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Creole Darter (Etheostoma collettei)
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#15 BenCantrell

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:26 PM

A few more from the spring spot.

 

Striped Shiner (Luxilus chrysocephalus)

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Bigeye Shiner (Notropis boops)

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Western Redfin Shiner (Lythrurus umbratilis umbratilis)

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#16 rc6750

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 10:25 AM

Here are the same three days before I had to leave - now I anxiously await the rest of Ben's posts to see what happened the rest of the week. 
 
 
 
 
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#17 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 12:43 PM

Awesome stuff guys!



#18 BenCantrell

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 09:32 PM

The fourth day.  I'm glad we survived the logging trucks!

http://bencantrellfi...4-arkansas.html

 

Bigeye Shiner (Notropis boops)
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Creole Darter (Etheostoma collettei)
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Redspot Darter (Etheostoma artesiae)
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Orangebelly Darter (Etheostoma radiosum)
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Orangebelly Darter (Etheostoma radiosum) - yup, camera is still waterproof :)
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Paleback Darter (Etheostoma pallididorsum)
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Paleback Darter (Etheostoma pallididorsum)
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Southern Striped Shiner (Luxilus chrysocephalus isolepis)
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Caddo Madtom (Noturus taylori)
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Steelcolor Shiner (Cyprinella whipplei)
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#19 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 09:39 PM

Love that striped shiner!

#20 BenCantrell

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 09:45 PM

I have a pic with the fins spread out, but it isn't in focus so I chose the one above for the blog post.

 

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