Re: NANFA-- Alaska blackfish

R. W. Wolff (
Sat, 13 Mar 2004 21:58:53 -0600

That guy had an article about keeping brook trout successfully, so the
blackfish should be able to be done too. However, it is unlikely that you
will ever aquire some. I tried for several years in the early '90's.

Mudminnows are awesome, and getting some blackfish would be most awesome.
If they are anything like their smaller relatives. Just have to keep them
cold is my guess.

The Freshwater Fishes of Virginia shows dots in N Virginia for eastern
mudminnow near DC in Prince William county, again near Fairview Beach down
the Potomac, and most tributaries off of the Rappahannock. These are all
below the fall line though, none west of that until you get down to the Lake
Anna area, there are some dots that appear to be right under the large dam
that forms Lake Anna. There appears to be dots for them more commonly
further south as you go. Most all of them are off the main rivers in small
tribs. I am guessing upstream five or so miles off the main rivers. Hope
this vagueness gives you some direction.

Ray W.
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