Re: NANFA-- Trip Report: TN River Gorge Seinerama 2002

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 07 May 2002 16:53:11 -0400

I'm impressed, you guys found sawfin shiners in the Big Sequatchie?

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
(who had to go to an Arts Festival in Birmingham that weekend...)

>This beautiful river had, perhaps, the best footing of the day, although
>there were deep drop-offs and areas of swift current. The riffles yielded
>up some beautiful darters. While some of the guys pulled the seine, dipnets
>were also used with astonishing success. A stray dog adopted the party for
>awhile, but wouldn't venture very far from the bank. This stop offered the
>best diversity with 21 species collected/observed:
>Logperch (Percina caprodes)
>Dusky darter (P. sciera)
>Redline darter (Etheostoma rufilineatum)
>Golden darter (E. denoncourti)
>Banded darter (E. zonale)
>Tennessee snubnose darter (E. simoterum)
>Blotched chub (Erimystax insignis)
>Bigeye chub (Hybopsis amblops)
>River chub (Nocomis micropogon)
>Sawfin shiner (Notropis sp.)
>Rosyface shiner (N. rubellus)
>Striped shiner (Luxilus chrysocephalus)
>Spotfin shiner (Cyprinella spiloptera)
>Steelcolor shiner (C. whipplei)
>Ohio lamprey (Ichthyomyzon bdellium)
>Gambusia (G. affinis)
>Blackspotted topminnow (Fundulus olivaceus)
>Longear sunfish (lepomis megalotis)
>Mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdi)
>Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
>Golden redhorse (Moxostoma erythrurum)
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