first catch and new species of 2021 is... reef finspot

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  1. BenC

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    I've been trying to catch one of these micro blennies out of the La Jolla or Sunset Cliffs tidepools for the past three years, but much to my surprise a friend found a population of them in Mission Bay. They were biting at night when he found them, so I headed down there last night to see if I could get one as well. They were surprisingly easy to catch once you spotted their heads poking out from under rocks.

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    Here's the sort of rocks they were under.

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    If you want to figure out the spot, this pic should give it away.

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    Happy New Year everyone!
     
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    Beautiful fish there.. pretty
     
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    Nice little snack!
     
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    How's it taste??
     
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    Like fish.
     
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    Can we see that hook? I’m just curious.
     
  7. BenC

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    This isn't my photo, but the hook I'm using is the same as the 2nd from the left (Owner Tanago Smallest).

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    That’s insane, how the hell do you tie those knots?
     
  9. BenC

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    You don't, you buy them presnelled.
     
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    I use a third hand and a 15x magnifier for the size 2 and 3 hooks (spade eyed) for snelling (a bit smaller than size 14)...
     
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    Love the post and thanks for the intel! Micro fishing is so cool.

    Do you know what species of blenny this is, or do they just get placed in a micro blenny group?
     
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    "Reef finspot"
     
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    Thanks for the response to my dumb question! I was focused on the text and somehow missed it right there in the title! :emoji_face_palm:
     
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