My first one was a micro, but I caught a proper Chiselmouth while fishing with author Matthew Miller in Idaho several years later.

Species: Chiselmouth (Acrocheilus alutaceus)
Location: Newport, Oregon
Date: December 22, 2017

Trout fishing, specifically walking and casting the shoreline with spinning gear, remains my favorite type of fishing. I also love fishing for bass with topwaters, chasing staging crappie and sunfish with ultralight tackle, tossing streamers for hungry perch

It’s pretty rare to catch any sort of micro cyprinid at night. It’s even rarer when the water is cold. I was just lucky enough to not only land a minnow on my first night microfishing, but a rare cyprinid in the middle of December.

Chiselmouths eat a variety of foods, but they earn their names by scraping algae off of rocks with their uniquely-adapted mouths.

Read about it by clicking here.

#SpeciesQuest // #CaughtOvgard

Read the next entry in #SpeciesQuest here: Species #119 — Tidepool Sculpin.

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