NANFA-- collectin' today

R. W. Wolff (
Fri, 23 Feb 2001 21:20:27 -0600

Collectin' today was the same pretty much as usual, but, we saw two burbot
and one trout perch finally. The burbot were both on the Yellow River near
Necedah. Other than seeing burbot at Necedah, we caught banded, fantail, and
logperch darters. We were kick netting as a team with a 10 foot seine when
one shot right into the net. The net was lifted quickly, and was empty. The
burb' must have snuck out the bottom. The other one was down stream near a
bottleneck. this one popped out from under a grape fruit sized rock shot to
shore,then disappeared. The trout perch was in a tiny bay off Lynn Creek at
Plank Hill. The wind had picked up alot after dark, and sight fishing wasn't
working. We saw lots of fish in the clear water here (versus the "orange
juice" water of the Yellow River) but with the chop and us kicking silt off
the bottom it was just to hard to nail any fish. Species we seen or caught
were: fantail and johnny darters, yellow perch, walleye, white sucker, some
kind of redhorse, bluegill, green sunfish, emerald shiners, mimic shiners,
mudminnows, and trout perch. That is how the trout perch escaped, upon
noticing me watching him with the flash light, and poising the net to
strike, it darted into a cloud of silt.


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