Fisheries Conservation photo

Perhaps I’m the last person to hear about this, so pardon my ignorance if I am, but did you know there are anglers out there that devote themselves entirely to catching the smallest fish they possibly can? I didn’t. According to this video from the people at (Yes, there’s a whole website devoted to the legions of minnow chasers), it stems from a Japanese tradition, and while we’re all about a quest for, say, a 50-inch muskie, these guys dream of some day landing the elusive black-nose sharptail stickle-back dwarf darter. Don’t all send this link to that buddy of yours who never catches anything big at once. What do you think? Does this appeal to anyone other than for bait collection purposes?