Re: NANFA-- Spawning in high water

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 27 May 2001 14:02:10 -0400

>Someone asked me an interesting question yesterday:
>If there is excess rain and creeks are unusually high and fast during
>spawning time, are some fishes forced to delay spawning or spawn in
>undesirable locations?
>Columbus Ohio USA <))><
It depends on the fish. A lot of minnows or darters would be surprisingly
unaffected, because the hydrology along benthic surfaces may not be as
altered as we would think. But I think it would totally shutdown the various
sunfishes who do better with slow water nesting.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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