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#1 Betta132

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 03:45 PM

I know we have logperch in the area. However, I've only ever seen them while scuba diving in 15 feet of water. Since it wouldn't be legal for me to take a net underwater and chase them down, I need to find another way to catch some. 

Where do they tend to live?

Would dragging a seine through typical darter habitat be likely to nab me a few? 

Could they possibly be obtained by dropping a tiny hook down into places where I've seen them? 



#2 Moontanman

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 05:36 PM

I know we have logperch in the area. However, I've only ever seen them while scuba diving in 15 feet of water. Since it wouldn't be legal for me to take a net underwater and chase them down, I need to find another way to catch some. 

Where do they tend to live?

Would dragging a seine through typical darter habitat be likely to nab me a few? 

Could they possibly be obtained by dropping a tiny hook down into places where I've seen them? 

 

 

I've caught them on tiny hooks, they like worms... 


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#3 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 05:48 PM

 

Where do they tend to live?

Would dragging a seine through typical darter habitat be likely to nab me a few? 

 

 

Yes, I have caught them many times in "regular" darter habitat... maybe just behind that where the water is a little deeper, but yes, in the same general area.


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#4 BenCantrell

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 09:55 AM

Could they possibly be obtained by dropping a tiny hook down into places where I've seen them? 

 

Yes, they're a pretty easy microfishing target.  Size #20 hook or smaller would be good.  Crimp down the barb to minimize damage.



#5 Evan P

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 10:55 AM

I catch them with a seine on boat landings very frequently.


3,000-4,000 Gallon Pond Full of all sorts of spawning fishes! http://forum.nanfa.org/index.php/topic/13811-3560-gallon-native-fish-pond/page-3 

 





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