Re: NANFA-- IL outing

Al G Eaton (
Fri, 6 Dec 2002 07:08:25 -0800 (PST)

Two years ago Fritz Bazeley and I went collecting near
Columbus, Ohio at the request of a visiting aquarist
from Germany. The temperature that morning was 10
degrees. Although there was ice around the banks the
riffles were free. It was a bright and sunshiney day
and not a breath of wind, so it was reasonably
comfortable in waders. We caught the most beautiful
darters that day, but almost no minnows. I searched
for the minnows and saw them in quiet water underneath
ice. Breaking the ice I managed to capture two.

If you collect when its well below freezing, make sure
you have your collecting bucket with you (that is at
hand) We injured a few fish at first because they
frooze against the netting of the seine and dipnets.

If I didn't have a tube coming out of the side of my
abdomen I would be out there with you. Perhaps next

--- Jeremy Tiemann <> wrote:
> I would prefer shorts, but Bernadette makes me wear
> my waders. On
> Sun, it is supposed to reach a warm 37 by afternoon,
> but there is a
> 30% chance for morning snow flakes. ETA for going
> out is ~1:00.
> >Jeremy, a bit curious, what the heck do you guys
> wear in the
> >water? >Urbana-Champagne is a tad frigid nowadays,
> yes?
> --
> Jeremy Tiemann

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