Re: NANFA-- Paint Rock, AL, trip (long)
Tue, 29 May 2001 10:38:52 EDT

hey guys!
thanks to dr dave and prez bruce for writing up a great fish list and post on
a wonderful trip. im really thankful dave took time to share his knowledge
with us. i wish him luck on his grant quest and am always eager to help him
anyway i can. Ive got to get some felt shoes to keep up with this young buck!
its mighty slippery on some of those flat algaed rocks. we had a pretty good
time setting traps in the darkand wandering streams with hi-intensity lights.
pretty cool er cold... especially when you trip and fall in! :). we got to
see a lot of interesting critters. cave salamanders, snappers, gar. hoped to
see another hellbender.

bruce mentioned a upcoming trip... we had discussed a 2 day trip to the
sipsey west fork river in winston county. this is a beautiful sand bottomed
wide river that has a wonderful diversity. My son and i visited it a month
ago. it is located in central upper alabama near double springs and natural
bridge ( also a neat area... big rock formations and patterns with a spring
creek running thru its midst ). mid summer... july or early august would be
good. anyone interested? we would like to get a camp on the stream side or
sand bar if we could get a good location. perhaps we could all arrive the
night before and get a motel... or better if someone could scout a camping
site on the water.

this would be a good central location for a lot of nanfa members too. BG?

if any of you other members want to meet up with us sometime post a request
or call.


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