Re: NANFA-- IL outing

Jeremy Tiemann (
Mon, 9 Dec 2002 07:58:00 -0600

Yesterday's outing to the Sangamon River was quick and dirty outing.
Three seine hauls revealed ~3 dozen minnow containing four different

The Sangamon had been quite productive and is a beautiful place. In
the past, I have collected:

Esox americanus
Cyprinella spiloptera
C. whipplei
Notropis ludibundus
Pimephales notatus
P. viligax
Ictalurus puntatus
Noturus nocturnus
Pylodictis olivaris
Lepomis cyanellus
L. macrochirus
L. humilis
P. annularis
Etheostoma asprigene
E. spectabile

These are just a few that I can think of off the top of my head. I
have also collected ~10 freshwater mussels there.

>I know it is short notice, but if any one is interested in going
>seining on Sun in the Champaign-Urbana area, Bernadette and I (but
>not Miller since he is with B's dad getting worked on until
>Christmas) are going to the Sangamon River outside of Mahomet (~8 mi
>W of C-U). My honey hole was still open as of this morning. I do
>not know what we will catch; I am just interested in finding a few
>minnows for my tank since they are a little bear. It could be a
>fast trip, but there will be a hot pot of chilli waiting for when
>the trip is complete.

Jeremy Tiemann
Illinois Natural History Survey
Center for Biodiversity
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-4594
Fax: (217) 333-4949
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