Longnose Dace help

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coletrumble
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Longnose Dace help

Ive been trying to get one of these elusive buggers for about a year and a half now! I have located two watersheds that they are super abuandant in yet i still cant seem to catch them.I have tried size 22s, tanagos, size 18s, with no avail. does anyone have any advice on how to catch them? What am I doing wrong? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

drawer.bli
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What are the species you are

What are the species you are encountering instead of longnose dace?

UpperMi roughangler
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Dace

Can you see them? If so, just cast a bit of redworm near them on any of the hooks you mentioned. I've found that they tend to like slighly larger pieces of worm than the other micros they're usually mized in with. I have caught them on all size hooks as longnose dace can get fairly large for a micro.

iliketofish
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I'm in the same (metaphorical) boat...

I'm right there with ya.

I've got a spot where I know they live because I catch them at work all the time. But when I go to catch them on a hook, they're nowhere to be found. Drives me nuts!

Would be interested to hear about it, if/when you ever figure them out. Good luck!

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coletrumble
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Finally got one!

As soon as I posted this, I went to class. Directly after that, I had some free time to go fish. I decided to hit up crow creek and give a shot there. This is a super clear, little creek that runs through Cheyenne. After about 7 creek chubs on some larger hooks, I sent down a tanago with a fleck of worm. After a few  false alarms from some creeks chubs, and an hour of standing on my knees, I got a little minnow that looked way different than the chubs. I finally got my longnose dace. Ive hunted for this fish for about a year and a half now. It was a great feeling. Thanks a bunch all!
 

 

iliketofish
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Nice!

Congrats!

Wish I could report the same lol

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