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Creek chub, lots of these (Semotilus atromaculatus)
Beautiful longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)!
Baby bass!! Little juvenile smallmouth
Bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus), most common fish in our samples
Juvenile hog sucker (Hypantelium nigricans), only got one but I'm sure there's more
We caught 4 species of darters, this is probably an orangethroat darter, Etheostoma spectabile (the others were Johnny, fantail, and rainbow darters)
Weeeee little catfish! Yellow bullhead (Ameiurus natalis)
Caenis mayflies were fairly common
And now for some bugs! A raw, unsorted sample, separated from the debris
Paraleptophlebia was the second most common taxon after Chironomidae (which I may yet take down to genus!) Collected over 1100 of these total!
Ephemera was the largest mayfly we found
Arigomphus dragonfly nymph
Chimarra was easy to spot because of their big heads!
Hydropsyche larva - Cheumatopsyche was much more common
Mollusks too - Helisoma was occasional
Goniobasis snails were extremely common in some samples (one had 376!)
Clams too! Psidium, a.k.a. pill clams
Not a mollusk nor a turtle! Water penny beetle larvae, Psephenus sp.
|Jmd123||March 2nd, 2021, 9:51 am || |
|Here's (some of) what we collected! Remember, this is NOT a big stream, which made the diversity all the more surprising. Enjoy!|
Note: all fish were identified, measured, weighed, and checked for health conditions such as parasites, lesions, sores, etc.
|No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...|
|Red_green_h||March 2nd, 2021, 7:59 pm || |
|That is so cool. This is your job?!? Man, talk about doing what you love. This is what I'm constantly telling my kids. Find something you love and are passionate about and do it.|
|Ryan Norris |
"a day not catching anything is better than a day not fishing at all"
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