Targeting Sailfin Molly

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riverking31
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Targeting Sailfin Molly

Im goin to Fort Lauderdale in August and I was wondering if you guys know where I could find Sailfin Molly down there? And what whould be the best bait for Molly? Thanks

Addicted_Cichlid
I saw some

I think i saw a school of them at a small canal next to homedepot on 441 and kimberly. You need a dip net

Dr Flathead
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Like a little green aquarium

Like a little green aquarium net?  Haha!  Nets are ok for sampling fish but that would never count as a fair catch in most anglers books.  Sailfins can be really picky I've heard.  You could probably get them in a feeding mood by sprinkling some plain old aquarium grade flake food.  Once their feeding maybe fool them with a size 24 or 26 micro hook and a fleck of bread or worm. If you could manage to finagle a piece of flake on a hook that might work too.  One things for sure, its gonna be a challenge.  Good luck!

riverking31
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Haha nets does not count at

Haha nets does not count at all for me ;), thats a great idea Dr Flathead I will buy some aquarium flake and try it ! I have small "tanago" hooks they should do the job! I love challenge! Hehe

philaroman
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 get the flake from a serious

 get the flake from a serious aquarium store & see if they have bloodworms -- absolute favorite for ANY f/w species

live would awesome, albeit unlikely; frozen can work equally well but the stuff doesn't keep well -- you kinda' need a little cooler w/ ice...  even for the ride from the store to your freezer, if it's far

http://aquaticmag.com/freshwater/all-about-bloodworms/

P.E.T.A. sucks!!!  Plants are living things, too -- they're just easier to catch!

Moose439
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Okay so first off sailfin

Okay so first off sailfin mollies can be real dicks. Be prepared for that. The trick to these little guys is finding them in semi brackish water where there are little to no mosquitoe fish, the Bain of all Florida micro fishermen. Once you find some without a swarm of Mosquito fish body guards chum them with a bit of regular white bread. If you can get some competitive feeding going on it shouldn'tbe too hard. I used a teeny piece of crawler instead of bread for my hook bait because I had trouble with keeping it on and also had trouble hooking up. Hope this helps.

Wubba lubba dubb dubbz

Moose439
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By tiny I mean a small flaked

By tiny I mean a small flaked smashed and rolled out to a thread. Shmall.

Wubba lubba dubb dubbz

riverking31
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Awesome!thanks Guys,I hope I

Awesome!thanks Guys,I hope I will be able to find them ...because I have never been to Fort Lauderdale Im from Quebec, Canada

Addicted_Cichlid
Molly?

I went to the canal i mentioned above with a DIP NET not an aquarium net and caught around 15 of these but they dont have a sailfin

They might be mosquito fish

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o555/chronic_1020/Mobile%20Uploads/2...

Outdoors4life
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Kinda blurry but someone more familiar with mollies and skeeter fish should be able to tell. 
My first thought is Mosquito Fish

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Addicted_Cichlid
Thanks

I have no idea how you posted the picture. When i first saw them i thought they were mollies but after i saw them close up i wasnt so sure

Moose439
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I would say Mosquito fish.

I would say Mosquito fish.

Wubba lubba dubb dubbz

riverking31
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Probably Mosquito fish but

Probably Mosquito fish but still a nice fish ;)

Addicted_Cichlid
I thought they were pretty

I thought they were pretty enough to bring home but my acara ate them all lol

riverking31
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Haha lol

Haha lol

NancyD
Brackish water has a lot of

Brackish water has a lot of them. We usually collect them in tidal streams near Jascksonvile beach.