Re: NANFA-- Collecting w/Ray

R. W. Wolff (
Wed, 14 Mar 2001 00:42:30 -0600

> We didn't get one Northern Red-Belly and we actually got
> skunked on the first two spots we even hit

I had not been to this area for atleast a month. Its odd though, since I
never had this problem except a few times in mid summer when the water was
hot and nearly dried up. The water was pretty low, but not much lower than
it had been in January when I caught some dace.

> Here was a drop of water
> that only looked to be 15 x 20 feet. It appeared to be no more then a
> ditch. I

This is the Hogans Hole I always talk about.

> WOW! There was all kinds of things in there! Baby Sunfish and Perch to
> the band. Baby Bullheads, Tadpole Madtoms, Tadpoles, Golden Shiners and
> several other natives that I don't even remember.

We also caught some blacknose shiners, central mudminnows and iowa darters.

> We also saw Deer, Turkey's, Sandhill Cranes, Bald Eagles, Osprey's
> and all kinds of other critters.

Don't forget the neatest thing. At Devils Elbow there were 4 loons cruising
the water. It would have been a great day to have video camera along. I left
it home though, just wanted to have fun collecting and shooting the breeze.


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