Sorry it took me so long to respond. I believe there is an ancient Asian
curse that goes something like "May you live in interesting times." I've had
some interesting times lately.
Actually, I've never collected in the big rivers either. I usually stick to
the small creeks and ponds. When I'm alone I usually use traps and dipnets.
Whenever I can, I sucker someone into getting on the other end of a seine.
Mostly it a one time experience for my friends.
Do you know of any books on the fishes of North Dakota? What are the laws
like, regarding collecting? Do we just pick a spot half way and punt? Anyone
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanfa_at_aquaria.net
> On Behalf
> Of Mark Otnes
> Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:21 PM
> To: nanfa_at_aquaria.net
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- Good Collecting in SW Minnesota
> that would be fun. I've never collected in North Dakota,
> just because it
> seems so collecting unfriendly. So many of the rivers I see
> are large,
> turbid, and with a muddy bottom.
> What kind of water do you collect in, in southeast Montana?
> I love the
> badlands, sagebrush and prairies of your part of the state.
> >Carl Camper
> >Colstrip, MT
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