Re: NANFA-- climbing cyprinid

Christopher Scharpf (
Tue, 18 Jun 2002 07:13:36 -0400

Yes, Ray, stonerollers are known to hop over small dams and other
obstructions to get to the gravelly headwaters where pit-building and
spawning takes place. I think it's mentioned in Becker's book.


> I found a stoneroller in the upper pond of my Gar River . No, thats not
> the newest ride at Redneckland...
> I was wondering if anyone who knew more about this fish thinks its a big
> feat, or something they could do easily. The falls has 2400 gph coming over
> it. Its a bit over a foot high. The first 2/3rds going up is slabs of sand
> stone in sort of a step like configuration. The top 6 or so inches is a
> shear drop. The top is little more than six inches across and about and inch
> deep and over a foot wide. I have seen fish , usually stream killis or
> cyprinids of kinds, on the slabs trying to migrate up stream, but never had
> a fish make it up and over.
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