Your Microfishing Stories

This is where you share your stories. At least in the US, microfishing is still relatively new and relatively small. Help other microfishermen (and women) get started by sharing your stories of what has worked for you and what hasn't. You don't have to be an expert to help someone just starting out.

Your thoughts and comments might be just what it takes to persuade another angler that fishing for smaller local fish can be just as much fun, and just as challenging to catch fish that are measured in inches rather than pounds.

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First time and lovin' it 
First, thank you for selling the equipment/tackle that you do. I received the Nissin Sasuke 5ft rod and it is fantastic. Within thirty minutes I was at …

Crazy About Minnows 
About three weeks ago my cousin, Chuck, and I went to a seldom visited section of my favorite smallmouth and panfish stream. I was armed for smallies …

Pond Hopping with the Shimotsuke Kiyotaki 24 
First off, this is the best bang for your buck tenkara (or tenago) rod on the planet. Amazing tip flex action with enough back bone to put a whoopin' on …

First Time Fun 
Weather was so nice this weekend I decided to take a trip down to Birdsong Conservation area in Missouri and try out my new 5' Nissan Sasuke. Had a great …

Kurenai Crappie 
Chris, I've bought 5 rods from you, ranging from a big old Nissin 450 ZX stiff down to a Suntech Kurenai 30R, and the latter has become my new favorite …

Mosquitofish 
Well since it was a nice day I decided to go out to the pond and do a little fishing. Well the bream were not biting nor were the catfish but in the shallows …

Unknown Trout Species 
Went micro-fishing in a trickle of water that used to be a stream. It was dark by the time I got this bite. Had been catching mostly shiner species and …

Smallest Bluegills Ever 
This year I've caught a nice number of very small bluegills, around 75 that were two inches and under. They are fast becoming one of my favorite fish …

Tenkara on Lake Erie 
I caught my personal best Goby at Lake Erie this Fall. Tenkara is a bit risky on this large body of water as you never know when a large sheepshead or …

Smallest Largemouth Bass Ever 
The year is winding down for me, but so far this year I've caught over 450 largemouth bass, all two inches and under. These were all caught in natural …

Unidentified Shiner - II 
Diawa Hinata's are the rods that I have been using exclusively all year. They are 98% carbon and are just about the finest rod I've ever had in my hands. …

Farmer's Fish Tales 
Went to some new water with my Nissin Air Stage 190 and caught this little fellow. I can't figure out the species, maybe someone here can identify it. …

Believe it or Not 
Went out to some new water this morning. The minnows weren't biting but the back swimmers were voracious. I caught two of these water boatman on tanago …

First Time Micro Fishing 
I've been fly fishing since I was born, but today was my first time out "micro fishing." I just got my Daiwa six foot Tanago Rod. Today I went out to …

Mexican Tide Pool Micros 
For years my wife and I have been going with friends to Isle Mujeres, a small island off the coast of the Yucatan. Last year I finally noticed all the …

Modified killer bug 
Here is a Killer Bug I tied with red wire and little dark kebari yarn and ostrich herl. What do you think?

Salt water micro fishing in the Pacific Northwest 
I live in a small town on the Oregon/California border. The harbor looks like it would have great fishing, but few people do well here unless they have …

Kiyotaki Unchained 
I love the idea of micro fishing. I want to catch every kind of fish in the creek. Awhile back I bought a Kiyotaki 18 specifically to go after micros. …

100 fish 
Found a great stretch of creek in our local state park. Full of darters, chubs, bluegill and small bass I spent the last 3 days there. Day one I stumbled …

First Mosquito fish caught with Owner Tanago hooks. 
Caught my first Western Mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis) recently during an Artlure Competition held at Roodekoppies Dam, South Africa. Bait was a 1mm …

South African fish on Japanese hooks bought from America 
Received my first batch of Owner Tanago hooks from TanagoBum end of last year, but I only got around to testing them out this past weekend. Went to …

Smile maker... 
Well the weather wasn’t the greatest; a front went through, mid 40’s, cloudy, steady 10mph breeze from the east. But I had to go try my new Daiwa Hinata …

Small Fish in Omaha 
While spending a few weeks working in Omaha I slipped out to a small pond in a city park. It was a warm sunny afternoon, not ideal for fishing. Not …

Micro Fly Dapping - First Time 
I have been reading about Micro Fishing for the last few months and decided to give it a try. I usually fish very highly stressed ponds at my local county …

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First Time out with Soyokaze 20SR 
My son and I walked down to the local park to check out a small creek. We caught lots of fish. I broke off two! I have the shortest rod, and I can see …

First Outing with the Soyokaze 
So I've been fly fishing for about a year now and wanted something geared toward smaller fish and smaller streams. I live in western Tennessee so there …

Water and Fish Where You Find Them 
A small stream runs out of an older Kansas suburb and is channeled underground at the state line. A few blocks later it emerges in the median of a four …

Challenge Sidetracked by Micro Replicas 
A week ago I spent about four hours in Mill Creek working hard to get some new micros for the Killer Bugger Challenge. My setup was my Kurenai HM30R, no. …

First fish with the microfishing kit! 
I tried out the micro fishing kit today and caught a little fish! The really little ones were definitely interested, but I could not get them on the hook. …

Size #32 Kebari 
Here's some more little guys caught on the #32

Micro blast!!! 
I have been fishing most of my life since I was a kid. I can honestly tell you that micro fishing has brought back that child like joy I haven't felt in …

Unidentified Shiner 
This is so far an unknown type of shiner. I only caught two of these, and both were exactly the same. I was using a tanago rod when I caught these. …

Like a kid in a candy store 
I received some micro gear from Chris today. I couldn't wait to try it out so off to the local pond I went. My new Nissin Air stage 190 is pure delight. …

Micro Wednesday 
Went back to my local County Park for a little micro fishing for Bluegill. The set-up for the day was a single #10 shot, .8 lb ASSO test line and my Soyokaze …

Micro Friday 
Took a day off today to do a little micro fishing at my local county park. The set up for today was a 40 inch Schooleys Spring Bobber Pole attached with …

Micro Baits 
Last weekend I was fishing bluegill using a Fountainhead Caddis rod rigged with nine feet of four lb. yellow test line and finished off with a double …

Rainbow Trout on a Kiyotaki 
I took the kids to Three creek lake and while they were fishing for a few eaters (10" plus rainbows) I hit the bank with a size 22 black gnat and got this …

Father's Day outing with 20sr 
My son and I went fishing for a few hours to a very popular local lake. This is in Panola Mtn. State Park. After getting my son rigged up with his 20SR, …

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