Re: NANFA-L-- Wabash River study

Jason Dattilo (
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 18:21:10 -0800 (PST)

One of the reasons it has remained so diverse is it is one of the longest stretches of un-dammed river in the midwest. It is teaming with fish that are more rare in other parts of the midwest such as blue sucker, shovelnose sturgeon, and paddlefish. Last summer we (IDNR) tagged about 700 shovelnose sturgeon in one day on the Wabash. You cannot electrofish for more than 15 minutes without running across-in-least one blue sucker (in most sections). The Wabash and Tippecanoe Rivers are true treasures in Indiana.

Jason Dattilo

matt ashton <> wrote:
Its a big river trib to the Ohio it does did have great diversity, the same goes for mussels as well. There might be a mussel report, with yours truely as a co author coming out from IDNR on the Wabash soon.

Bill Flowers wrote: I came across this webpage about a survey that Indiana DNR did on the
Wabash. Thought some of you might like to see the results. I didn't realize
how many fish are in the river. Like to see how many I could find this year.

Bill Flowers
The Fish Addict

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