Re: NANFA-L-- first snorkel of 2006
Fri, 5 May 2006 11:30:25 EDT

hey todd... my dissappointment was-in-chickamauga's crawfish springs. lots
of times springs are not productive / diverse anyway and this one has been in
the town's center for years w/ all kinds of human activity around it
including old school manufacturing.
the other dissappointment was the heavy siltation, muck and mire in one of
my favorite sites... but as i said once i got above the side stream a world of
wonder greeted me. rainbows, snubs and redlines are never a dissapointment! i
cant find a direct cause for the siltation tho... a bit of a mystery.
as for snorkeling south chick... only the number of fingers on my right hand
have i been able to snorkel that. its orgins are to the south... farmlands
and but the beautiful lush tn divide straddling pigeon mountain. very green
water from the excessive nutrients and sunlight but not much silt on my
stretch. plenty of long gravel runs. 3' has been the max visibility while
snorkeling. things have to come to you in that visibility. i find it best to plant
myself in a good spot and wait.
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