Walked around the corner from home to do some bait catching for an upcoming trip to my friend’s cottage. Half the submerged shopping cart seemed good place to start!
I focused on the slack water just upstream that shopping cart.
I started with a #12ish hook but I wanted some smaller creek chubs, so I tied on a #22. I couldn’t fit my line through the hook eye so I did two granny knots. This made the hook ride at an awful angle that failed at hooking everything.
I caved in and tied on one of my tanago hooks. Then, I was catching the right size creek chub.
I knew there were Redside Dace around and that this species was listed as endangered in Ontario. I checked each fish before dumping it into the bait bucket.
Well about 15 chubs in, I actually managed to get one! Of course I had neither my camera nor my photo tank, so my cell phone had to suffice.
Nice to get one so close to home.