Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Species Count to 21

One of the most fun things about floating Arkansas' Spring River is that when a fish hits your lure, you never know what kind of fish it will turn out to be. We floated the Spring yesterday, and I personally caught half a dozen different species of fish. Three of those -- smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed and longear sunfish -- were species I'd not yet caught in 2012, so I was able to add those to my list. That brings the tally to 21 species through the end of April. My best lure yesterday was a Rebel Teeny Wee-Crawfish; however, the group's top producer was a Lindy River Rocker, which Lawrence Taylor used to catch a bunch of smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, rock bass and various other kinds of fish.