New Small Stream Tenkara Report


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I have driven over this small creek for the past 20 years. It feeds into a slightly larger flow that I know holds smallies. This creek runs through and along the boundary of a large suburban housing neighborhood. Nobody fishes here. Nobody, except this Tenkara fool.

A crayfish imitation made with some bead chain eyes worked great. I caught 3 sunfish, about 6 fallfish, and that one beautiful smallie.

The water was crystal clear. I knew showers were on the way, so I fished for about an hour before the rain came. I will definitely come back to this small creek to do more exploration.

I saw lots of minnows and they seemed to like to scoot around and rest on the bottom of the creek in schools. I also observed some crayfish, so the habitat looks pretty decent.