Micro Fishing in Southern Florida

written by Miciah McNelius

This past December I had the opportunity to fish in southern Florida.  On my previous trip to Florida I was short on time and could not pursue many of the micros in the Keys and Everglades.  This time I unfortunately forgot my most important piece micro tackle; a 16 foot stiff extendible crappie pole so I had make do my 6 foot bass rod.  This was a big disadvantage since Florida is full of wading birds and many of the micros were very skittish when I approached the water.

Female Green Swordtail caught using micro fishing tactics

Female Green Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii) caught downtown Ruskins Florida

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Micro Fishing for Tanago (Bitterling) in Japan

written by Fishingwithpole

Every year I go back to Fukuoka, Japan to spend a month with my family. This year in October I had a chance to do some fishing for Tanago (bitterling), a typical micro fish in Japan and my favorite one.

Tackle

There are tackle shops dedicated to micro fishing in Japan, especially in Tokyo, and they also provide online shopping: http://www.sugamo-fishing.co.jp/tanago/
However, this time I did not use tackle dedicated to micro-fishing mainly because of financial reasons.

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