RE: NANFA-- winter collecting in KY

Crail, Todd (
Sun, 29 Dec 2002 19:14:14 -0500

Great report Geoff! Glad to see others aren't intimidated by the cooler weather :)

In my *limited* cold water experience (called once), the stonerollers were tucked into every last place they could get *out* of the current. Where I would normally find them on this particular creek and others (open flat limestone bedrock with medium current, which now seem to be devoid of fish) I had to *thrash* them out of the wood piles and undercuts, waiting longer to pick up the seine was better than sooner.

When photographing them... I've never seen such a sluggish fish. It was kinda like how we might look getting out of bed after overdoing it cutting wood or something the day prior. That big "ooooohhhhhh. man." kind of thing :)

What habitat did you find the couple? And where did you find the bunches that you did? Water is all frozen here. Not sure what your temps are in that neck of the woods.

It will be interesting to see what other's experiences are.
-----Original Message-----
From: geoff

At this location, we collected rainbow darters, greenside darters, fantail
darters, common shiners, creek chub, bluegill, and largemouth bass. I only
found 2 stonerollerswhere I would normally find dozens to hundreds. I don't
know if the fish behave differently in winter as this is the first time I
have collected this late in the year. Any thoughts?

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