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From: "R. W. Wolff" <choupiqu_at_wctc.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 11:52 PM
Subject: NANFA-- Fw: Collecting trip story
> Hey all,
> Here is what you missed out on back in July. The Central Wisconsin
> Society had its collecting trip and I guided. Robin Kurth was nice enough
> forward this so I didn't have to retype his article from the newletter.
> Collecting Trip, July 2002
> By Robin Kurth
> We met at Brian Aschebrooks as planned, around 9am. Bill and myself
> car-pooled in my van. The other Hearty Souls in attendance were, of course
> Amy & Brian Aschebrook, Jeff Stuebs and part of his crew, Eric
> Jerry, and of course our Leader Ray Wolff.
> I brought my digital camera along, we assembled for a few group picture.
> They didnt turn out for some reason. Maybe it was Gods way of sparing
> rest of you. Maybe it was just the law of the universe. But the other
> picture I took did turn out. I will try to email them to some of you. And
> will see about having Barry get them on the Website.
> Got some good shots of Jeffs Kids enjoying themselves. And a few for the
> If you asked me how to get to where we went, I would have to refer you to
> Ray, as all I did was follow the car in front of me.
> We went first to the Cranberry bogs. The canals reminded me of Florida,
> actually the whole area reminded me of Florida, but alas, no Oscars! We
> how ever get some different minnows, baby Bullheads, And I think some were
> getting some Sunfish. My luck with any kind of fishing has always been,
> so-so. I usually have to rely on the generosity of others, as they seem to
> always catch a lot!
> Then we moved to an area fairly close by, near a large wildlife preserve.
> Stopped on a dirt road, and seemed to be catching a lot of Sticklebacks,
> other minnows in what seemed to be thin warm mud. Of course when I got my
> Sticklebacks home and put them in water, that was clear they died the next
> day. This area also reminded me of Florida. Heat, Humidity, and Bugs!
> The last place we stopped was a park near Richfield, I think. It had this
> neat dam, and a fast rocky habitat below. It wasnt really to fast or
> furious to walk around, try for Darters. Some of us did catch some; I
> I caught a female darter. Brian was catching allot of Green Sunfish and
> kind enough to give 6 or 8. Now there guys I like!! Ray says they are more
> aggressive than many other Sunfish species. All I know as they started to
> eat pellets and flakes the day after I put them in their own 33-gallon
> I guess I liked them the most as they look and act like Cichlids.
> It was a good time, and if were one of the many who missed this, try to
> it next year.
> We started to pack up and head for home around 3pm. So it doesnt take up
> the whole day. There is a world of beautiful fish right here in our own
> yard. And when you can catch fish that look and act like Cichlids, what
> can you ask for??
> We that attended owe Ray Wolff a hearty thanks! I hope that we see more
> you next year. Actually this was a good turnout, as we didnt have some of
> the usual members that had been along in the past, but had some new
> this year. So next year should be even better.
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