NANFA-L-- brindled madtoms in winter

Subject: NANFA-L-- brindled madtoms in winter
From: Lori Austin (
Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 - 15:54:31 CST

Milt Trautman (Fishes of Ohio) makes reference to seining for madtoms during winter....more or less that stonecats head for deeper waters and disappear from the riffles while the presence of brindled madtom and northern madtom can be "ascertained" any time of the year.
In spring I find dozens of small brindleds (beginning of 2nd year maybe) in the riffles of a local stream...never adults. Do others frequently find adults in the riffles? Also, can they really be found during winter very easily and where?
What are the techniques...seining-in-night? baited minnow trap overnight? what is the likelihood of finding some this time of year?

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