NANFA-- More SC collecting - July 22, 2002
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 16:49:52 EDT

Site # 072202-2
Black Creek / North Fork Edisto drainage

Lined Topminnow (Fundulus lineolatus)
Chain Pickerel (Esox niger)
Dollar Sunfish (Lepomis marginatus)
Red Breast Sunfish (L. auritus)
Spotted Sunfish (L. punctatus)
Blackbanded Sunfish (Enneacanthus chaetodon)
Everglade Pygmy Sunfish (Elassoma evergladei)
Banded Pygmy Sunfish E. zonatum)
Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)
Blackbanded Darter (Percina nigrofasciata)
Savannah Darter (Etheostoma fricksium)
Tessellated Darter (E. olmstedi)
Swamp Darter (E.fusiforme)
Sawcheek Darter (E.serrifer)
Yellow Bullhead (Ameiurus natalis)
Margined Madtom (Noturus insignus)
Speckled Madtom (Noturus leptacanthus)
Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Pirate Perch (Aphrododerus sayanus)

The savannah darters were extremely abundant here. They were probably the
most common fish that we found at this spot. We also found many speckled
madtoms. Several types of salamanders and crayfish were found as well as
many water insects. The one strange thing was there were no shiners of any
kind found. Could be that we just missed them because we had found them
previously both up and downstream of this area.

It was getting dark, probably near 8:30pm, when we finally decided to leave.
As we were loading our equipment, a young family was preparing to paddle
upstream and floatfish their way back down. What a peaceful way to end a
day. With plenty of water flow, even with the drought we're having, the
clarity of the water and ample width and depth, this would be a great stream
to canoe sometime. Any takers?.

If anyone wants more specific directions to these spots, contact me off list
and I will provide them. Be sure to refer to the Site #.

Chip Rinehart
West Columbia, SC
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