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#1 Betta132

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 08:35 PM

Stayed at a hotel down in Port Aransas for a beach trip, and they had a pond out front. The pond was a bit brackish, I think, though I didn't have a hydrometer. I went over to check for some fish, and among the gambusia were a bunch of taller-bodied fry that were pecking at the leaves. Couldn't catch anything big with a fishing pole, so microfishing ensued. 

I didn't manage to catch any of the taller-bodied fish with a line, I had to use my trap as an improvised net. I think they were baby flagfish, which explains why they weren't interested in my bait. I did, however, catch a bunch of gambusia, including this tiny fella. Yes, I know the pics aren't great, but you can see the fish's size, the penny, and the hook/line in his mouth. 

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Gambusia caught on a tiny hook baited with a fragment of white rubber. June 9th, 2015. Anyone caught a smaller fish while microfishing?



#2 BenCantrell

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 08:33 AM

This naked goby from Ocean Isle, NC is probably the smallest I've caught.

 

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#3 Chasmodes

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 11:20 AM

While musky fishing with a friend of mine, he foul hooked a satinfin shiner on an 11" musky lure.  He termed it his "personal least"  :biggrin:   On this forum, that's an accomplishment  :D/...something that I hope to improve on in the future!


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#4 gerald

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 11:53 AM

Somebody here hooked an Elassoma a few months back ... was it Don?  To me that one takes the prize because they cautiously study prey before they strike, unlike a Gambusia or minnow that will quickly bite at anything.  The satinfin shiner may have been attacking the lure, thinking it was a rival male!


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#5 Chasmodes

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 12:49 PM

The satinfin shiner may have been attacking the lure, thinking it was a rival male!

 

Interesting!  I hadn't thought of that, but it's certainly possible.


Kevin Wilson


#6 rndouglas

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:49 AM

I think this Slender Madtom is the smallest I've managed on a hook. I feel like I may have had some young Bluegill that were slightly smaller, but that's just a guess from a fuzzy memory!

 

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#7 Betta132

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 12:21 AM

That's a really tiny cat! What'd you catch him on? Meat?





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