Re: NANFA-- Soque River snorkeling/daily humour

Roselawn Museum (
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 08:41:44 -0400

Hi Klaus

I understand the wife thing quite well! You missed a good trip, but more
are coming. Yes, you are right about the cardinal shiner. After I got a
chance to check some distribution maps, I realized it couldn't be. As
nearly as I can match it in the Peterson's with fish in that range, it
looks like a yellow fin shiner. The other ones still look like
duskystripes, although they shouldn't be where I found them either. Now
will someone please tell me why the yellowfin shiner has red fins?

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

At 09:33 AM 7/16/01 -0700, you wrote:
> You didn't mention whether this stream has a
>tennessee drainage or gulf drainage. It makes a big
>difference in the species you can encounter. It would
>be very big news indeed to find cardinal shiners east
>of the mississippi, as they are found in the area
>where OK, AR, MO and Kansas come together. Its a
>pretty good sized minnow and most of the year it looks
>pretty silvery. Take a pic of the shiners and minnows
>and I am sure you can get them id'd for you pretty
>BTW, I apologize for not making the Big South Fork
>trip, but my dw came home on friday and reminded me of
>the benefits of being married and the project I had
>promised to help her out with. It wound up requiring
>most of the weekend.... I normally dont miss fish

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