I made a photo tank and wanted to try it out. Here it is with a trophy topminnow.
I opted for a simple V-shaped design.
I headed down to some tributaries of the Blackwater River.
Did a little standard size fishing first and got my lifer flier.
I had ambitious plans of bagging both a flagfin and sailfin shiner. I got this very uncooperative flagfin.
He just wouldn't stay still.
So I released him.
I headed off to a different creek. Maybe it would have a sailfin.
Got this fellow
But it was a flagfin too. A more cooperative one who would sit still for his photo session.
The business end of the terrifying beast:
Nearby I found this little fellow:
A Southern Copperhead. You can see the little "sand angel" his tail is making as he vibrates it in an attempt to convince me he's a rattlesnake. They use their yellow tail as bait to attract frogs, but the yellow disappears as they grow older.