Re: NANFA-- attention Missouri members

Roselawn Museum (
Tue, 22 May 2001 10:47:21 -0400

Thanks for forwarding this, Chris. I collected in some of those streams
about 25 years ago (long before tiny Branson, MO became the Lake Tahoe of
the midwest). There were some really beautiful fish there, but Gary is
correct about them being temperature sensitive...especially the sculpins.
Wish I could make this trip!

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

At 11:12 PM 5/21/01 -0400, you wrote:
>forwarding this to the NANFA list:
>The Missouri Aquarium Society is in the planning stages of trip to the
>Ozarks streams this summer. It looks like it's going to be the July 21st
>weekend if we can pull in our native fish speaker that weekend. I think we
>are planning on collecting in the Ozark region so it will be a long day or
>couple of days. If you are interested please email me off the list and I
>will let you know when final plans are made. You'll need a fishing liscense
>for MO plus all of the other stuff. One of the reasons a lot of us in MO
>don't keep our natives is because of the cooler water requirement. Some
>will do alright but a lot of the shiners won't hold their colors. Then
>there's the bit about cooling them down over winter to get them into
>breeding colors the next spring...
>Well you can practice your collecting skills and handling practices so that
>you'll be able to catch and keep alive those delicate tetras or small scaled
>Gary Lange

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