NANFA-L-- trout perch sensitivity

Lori Austin (
Fri, 26 Aug 2005 15:02:53 -0700 (PDT)

Trout-perch have apparently been extirpated from the Scioto Brush Creek Watershed here in Ohio. The standard "agricultural impacts" (mostly sedimentation) is considered the leading cause. However, I have found two populations recently in streams that I would have "written off" as being terribly impacted. In fact, in Noble County I found a stream (Buffalo Creek) that had an excellent thriving population among what I would consider not only intense ag impacts but also strip mining. (Other species encountered much to my surprise was the grass pickerel, brindled madtom, and blackside darter). My initial guess would have been a fauna dominated by green sunfish, white sucker, and creek chub. How is this species faring in other states and even in other parts of Ohio. Is this species considered to be on the decline in general?


Also attached is a photo of a record grass pike

Mike (using Lori's computer)

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