i tried a spot that usually is good this time of year first. my brother tagged along and caught his first freshwater drum. first fish i caught was a channel catfish an odd catch for this spot. i also got multiple drum and a few smallmouth bass nothing really spectacular but it was fun. right before leaving some other anglers on the far shore caught a yellow bullhead. i have been looking for a yellow for some time now so i returned to the cliffs the last 2 days in a row.
the first day back there was decent. i caught small trout a few redhorse and one really chunky carp.
also found this little guy crawling around on the banks.
but when it comes to the yellow bullhead i was after i was not successful.
again i returned to the spot the next day. i walked all over along the river trying different spots. i fished a large pool under a bridge and i caught several trout and a small pike but no yellows.
i found this way back in the woods. its a roughfish june contest button! not sure whos it was. kind of a funny find. also found a sex toy lodged in a tree. ive come across some unexpected things walking through the woods down here but that is a new one.
i went back to my first spot and caught a very fat carp.
i fished there till the sun started to set catching a huge variety of fish but no yellows. the last fish of the day was this silver redhorse. i would have stayed longer but a group of teenagers were under the bridge blasting rap music, tossing bottles and rocks into the river. when i asked them to stop a rock got hurled in my direction so i decided its time to leave.
in the end i realized how many different kinds of fish are in this system. i will be back at the cliffs a few more times over the next couple of days hopefully i can find myself a yellow bullhead.
all in all i caught: bluegill, channel catfish, creek chub, smallmouth bass, common carp, freshwater drum, silver redhorse, golden redhorse, shorthead redhorse, northern pike, brown trout and walleye.