I learned a long time ago that the no name ditches and creeks that feed the Fox are havens for all fish that live in the river. Especially if they have water flowing in them year round. This one is a good mile long before it disappears into a cornfield.
May have to walk the whole thing soon.
Some of these fish are more skittish than others. The bigger they are, the less they stand still. Assumed I was seeing creek chubs up to 6 inches darting around.
Till I got home and took a better look at the pictures.
Caught one off guard, both him and me. Never saw it while taking the shot.
There’s no mistaking that red eye.
Does explain why I’ve always enjoyed fishing inland a bit on these little bodies of water when the river is at flood stage.
That’s when the big boys come in to eat and play.
Click on this if you want to see it a little bigger. Lower left corner.