Collin Messer

Front End Developer & UI Designer

Collin MesserI'm a Christ follower, husband, and father first. Then, a Front End Developer at Healthx where I build tech in the midwest.

Fishing

March 22, 2018

EPA Study Baitfish Info

Great Miami River

GMR @ Tait Station Resevoir

  1. Spotfin Shiner
  2. Sand Shiner

GMR @ Dayton WWTP

  1. Spotfin Shiner
  2. Bluntnose Minnow

GMR @ Mont. Co. Western Reg. WWTP & Lowhead Dam

  1. Sand Shiner
  2. Rosyface Shiner
  3. Spotfin Shiner

GMR @ Farmersville West Carrollton

  1. Spotfin Shiner
  2. Gizzard Shad

GMR @ Hutchins Station Resevoir Dam

  1. Spotfin Shiner
  2. Gizard Shad

GMR @ Old Chautauqua Dam & Crains Run Park

  1. Spotfin Shiner
  2. Bluntnose Minnow

Caesar’s Creak

Caesar’s Creek @ Corwin Rd. & LMR Confluence

  1. Central Stoneroller
  2. Greenside Darter
  3. Rosyface Shiner
  4. Fantail Darter

Little Miami River

LMR @ Indian Ripple Rd.

  1. Central Stoneroller
  2. Rosyface Shiner
  3. Silver Shiner

LMR @ Upper Bellbrook Rd.

  1. Central Stoneroller
  2. Spotfin Shiner
  3. Silver Shiner
  4. Bluntnose minnow

LMR @ Washington Mill Rd. & Stewart Rd.

  1. Spotfin Shiner
  2. Silver Shiner
  3. Rosyface Shiner

Caesar’s Creek Lake

CC @ 380 and Anderson Fork

  1. Bluntnose Minnow
  2. Sand Shiner
  3. Central Stoneroller
  4. Gizzard Shad

White River

White @ 86th Street Bridge

  1. Gizzard Shad
  2. Silver Shiner


Central Stoneroller

Central Stoneroller
  • ODNR
  • 3-5 inches avg.
  • Slow riffles and pools

Silver Shiner

Silver Shiner
  • ODNR
  • 3-5 inches avg.
  • Close to surface
  • Deep swift riffles

Rosyface Shiner

Zoom Super Fluke Jr. Smokin' Shad
  • ODNR
  • 2-3 inches avg.
  • Swift, clear water
  • Sand, gravel, rocky substrate

Spotfin Shiner

Spotfin Shiner
  • ODNR
  • 2-4 inches avg.
  • Open water pools
  • Close to surface

Sand Shiner

Sand Shiner
  • ODNR
  • 2-3 inches avg.
  • Open water pools
  • Close to surface
  • Murky water with sandy/gravely bottom

Bluntnose Minnow

Bluntnose Minnow
  • ODNR
  • 2-3 inches avg.
  • Shallow clear water
  • Sandy/gravely bottom

Gizzard Shad

Gizzard Shad

Greenside Darter

Greenside Darter
  • ODNR
  • 3-4 inches
  • Fast, deep riffles in April spawn
  • Slow, shallow water the rest of the year

Fantail Darter

Fantail Darter
  • ODNR
  • 2-3 inches
  • Slow riffles, or pools under rocks