NANFA-- collecting today

R.W.Wolff (
Sun, 6 Feb 2000 23:52:08 -0600

Actually started out last night. A trip to chester creek which flows into
lake Petenwell, you can see the lake through the backwaters and stuff from
the area we were at. We were after some emerald shiners we had seen last
weekend. They were so thick you could walk a cross the water on them.
Mixed in with them were smallmouth bass, green sunfish, johnny darters and
rainbow darters, PLUS a giant "pink" crawfish. A big female that will
hopefully drop her eggs now that she is warmed up in an aquarium.
Most of the emeralds that were not fed off last night were not alive today,
they are very delicate. If my golden shiners holes were producing we would
have went there. We also did not realize just how may we had kept, bad

Today we went to 8th avenue on the upper reaches of 14 mile creek just at
the inflow to lake Camelot, and collected some really neat driftwood and on
this was much willow moss. Also sponges were attached that had went
dormant this last fall, hopefuly they will regrow.

We then went down stream past Lakes sherwood and arrow head to the out flow
of that lake. This is directly connected with no more dams to Lake
Petenwell. Under neath these huge earthen dams are spring holes that have
been channelized to run all the water " neatly" into the 14 mile. We
caught more white suckers than anyone could need. along with them were
bluegills, pumpkinseeds, greensunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth
bass, yellow perch, and one lone huge creek chub. the suckers were set up
in the same tub the emeralds were in earlier today, but with addition to
two large airstones and some water treatment for keeping feeder fish

Both of these sites were in Adams county WI.

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