Re: NANFA-L-- Creek Chubs?

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Creek Chubs?
Date: Wed Nov 24 2004 - 12:07:47 CST

In a message dated 11/24/04 12:58:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> re: Moon's question about creek chub spawning runs heading upstream -- I
> wouldn't call them spawning runs, but creek chub likely overwinter in deeper
> water and move into shallow headwater streams -- usually in less than two feet
> of water, in riffles, open runs or pools, or along the banks beneath
> overhanging cover -- to spawn. This makes it easy for patient fishwatchers to watch
> the chub's nest-building and spawning activities either from the bank or in
> the water with a snorkel. (If you snorkel be prepared to get cold since
> Semotilus begin spawning in early spring, often in water that’s as low as 54F.
> Spawning in more northern populations may continue until as late as July.)

I do know that the nearest permanent body of water almost seven miles away,
maybe more and the stream they spawned in was completely dry most of the year.
You could always say that spring was here when the creek cubs came up stream
to spawn. How far from a permanent river would they have to go to call it a
spawning run?


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: Fri Dec 31 2004 - 12:42:53 CST