Re: NANFA-L-- Creek Chubs?

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Creek Chubs?
From: James Smith (
Date: Wed Nov 24 2004 - 12:02:43 CST

Trout go upstream to lay eggs too. I guess that's not a lot different
from salmon, but there was a brook behind my house growing up that had
a waterfall the trout could not pass. The pool below it would be FULL
of trout in the spring.


On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 12:28:34 EST, <> wrote:
> Speaking of creek chubs has anyone documented their spawning runs up streams
> in the spring? These streams are dry most of the year but in spring after
> winter snow melt and rain they become swollen with water. When the water
> calms down to a slow flow there are millions of creek chub fry heading down
> stream. When the creek stops flowing and become mostly dry with just a few
> tiny pools all the creek chubs are gone. The nearest permanent flowing water
> is several miles away. Is this normal behavior? I noticed this when I was in
> Jr. high school and the teachers said I was wrong that only salmon went up
> stream to lay their eggs. Of coursed this was almost 40 years ago.
> Moon
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