Sunday, August 21, 2011

We went to Jackson, and all we got was this little fish, number 31 Blacknose Dace

When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow. (Hah!)
All them women gonna make me, teach 'em what they don't know how,
I'm goin' to Jackson, you turn-a loose-a my coat.
'Cos I'm goin' to Jackson.
"Goodbye," that's all she wrote.

We headed to Jackson and caught a fish that would make Johnny Cash proud, or a maybe a little embarrassed.  How should we know, we don't know him!

Either way we headed up to the Ellis River in search of something new, and before too long we had the next new thing. Fish number 31-Blacknose Dace (Rhinichthys atratulus)

We also caught a handful of brook trout and some bluegill, but the excitement came as we tied on a number 20 hook with a tiny piece of worm. 

These dace were as aggressive a fish as we've ever seen, they were in a feeding frenzy, so once we found them they were happy to eat! Check back to see how we prepared this little minnow!

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  1. ironically I saw both dace and sculpin today on the other side of the continent in BC, those little fish must get around!

  2. Blacknose dace, sculpin and brookies all share the same habitat... Those fish do get around! Cool that you saw sculpin they're so invisible most of the time.