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African Jewelfish Micro Fishing Identification Guide for the Colorful Florida Invasive Cichlids

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Buy your Art of Micro Fishing MICRO FISHING HOOKS now! Florida’s African Jewelfish Identification Debacle By David Parker and Tim Aldridge (A handful of African Jewelfish (Hemichromis bimaculatus) caught and photographed by Florida resident and multi-species angler Shane Cribbs) Of the thirteen currently recognized species of Jewel Fish/Cichlid (Hemichromis), there …

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Top Ten Shiner Species Found in a Piedmont North Carolina “Shiner Heaven”

Shiner Heaven Top Ten Shiner Species Micro Fishing

Buy your Art of Micro Fishing MICRO FISHING HOOKS now! “Shiner Heaven” By Tim Aldridge Rocky River Watershed-Piedmont Region, North Carolina. This beautiful stream is a tributary of the Rocky River, although the Pee Dee watershed is very close by as well.                 …

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The Notropis Are Commonly Known as Eastern Shiners and Difficult to Identify Properly

Coastal Shiner-plain jane (Pee Dee River Drainage, North Carolina)

Buy your Art of Micro Fishing MICRO FISHING HOOKS now! The genus notropis, or the eastern shiners, are around ninety fish species in the minnow (Leuciscidae) family that are notoriously difficult to identify. These “shiners” make up a large portion of the minnow species in eastern streams, even though most …

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Micro Fish Minnows in the Genus Pteronotropis

Buy your Art of Micro Fishing MICRO FISHING HOOKS now! Genus Pteronotropis By Tim Aldridge Above: An “Eastern” Flagfin Shiner (Pteronotropis species) showing off brilliant hues of orange, red, yellow, black, and yellow. Minnows in the genus Pteronotropis are small, colorful, and aggressive when microfishing, however there is one caveat-finding …

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Micro Fishing Species You Don’t Want to Leave Florida Without Catching!

Striped Killifish

Buy your Art of Micro Fishing MICRO FISHING HOOKS now! • Minnow Family (Leucicidae): • Coastal Shiner (Notropis petersoni): One of the most common Notropis Shiners in Florida. Small black wedge at caudal fin base, some populations appear blue in coloration. • Weed Shiner (Notropis texanus): A variable looking species, …

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