Re: NANFA-- fish behavior at dams, trip report,

Bruce Stallsmith (
Thu, 03 May 2001 20:17:19 -0400


Male creek chubs are nest builders. They build nests by moving around gravel and pebbles, females spawn over the nests (eggs sink) and as the male guards the nest he also expands it for (hopefully) future spawnings with other females. A successful male will have a nest that looks like a gravel ridge in the stream. As to why you've only seen females, I'm honestly not sure...


--Bruce Stallsmith

deep in 'bama somewhere


><< Creek chubs would seem

> to be an ideal candidate for some spawning migration because of their
> relatively elaborate spawning rituals, and because they're one of our
> ultimate stream fishes. >>
>Would you elaborate on this? What are their spawing rituals and why do you
>consider them an ultimate stream fish? I am also wondering why I have seen
>and caught hundreds of females but have never seen a male until the other day.
>Chuck Church
>Indianapolis, Indiana USA

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