NANFA-- bowfin rescued

R. W. Wolff (
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 12:53:25 -0500

Yestereday morning I went out to the marsh for some feeder minnows, to check
on some road construction and stop by a few ponds as well to see if anyone
was spawning, or who had fry and young fish growing.

I was driving along a ditch that always fills with water for about a mile
even during moderate flooding. A few weeks ago it was still a long pond for
the most part from heavy rains in late June ( currently many areas are very
dry again). There was now just one small puddle here. In it I seen some
larger fish darting around. Two 4 inch bowfin and several dozen mudminnows
were caught out. I just wonder how many had dried up in other areas. When I
stopped the last time the mosquitoes looked like smoke rising out of the
grass. They were less thick this time. This is the same place that last year
we rescued a large female bowfin, you can see this at my web site ( which
should be gone soon and will open up at a new URL).

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