Went out to the Yahara again last night when I should have been doing research. My plan was to prove my logperch catching skills and then move down to the bridge and try for a walleye. I really need some smaller hooks for these tiny fish! I was getting bite after bite but could never hook them. I caught the one in the picture below, along with some perch, bluegill, green sunfish, and a tiny smallmouth, and then headed up to the bridge.
As I reached the bridge, another guy who had been fishing the other side came across on his bicycle. He stopped to ask me how I did, and then asked, "You don't.... have a fishing blog, do you?". I wasn't expecting that! He said that he googled Yahara river fishing to see if there was anything in there, and my blog came up as one of the hits.
If anyone in Madison is reading this blog and wants to meet up to do some fishing, you're more than welcome to join me!
I didn't catch any walleye, but I got plenty of other fish. I caught largemouth, rock bass, pumpkinseed, and one drum. That's a total of 9 species in one evening, which I believe is a new personal best. :) As it was getting dark I decided to catch a few small sunfish to take home. I chose two green sunfish that seemed healthy and were very small. They are doing well in the aquarium now. The pumpkinseed checks up on them from time to time to remind them not to hang out in his favorite spots, but for the most part doesn't care that they're in there with him.
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