Re: NANFA-- a newbie to collecting (oops, sampling)

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 09 Nov 2001 14:45:54 -0500

Yeah, call me at the number listed in AC. Now I have to go get some
stonerollers for Jay, I think (!). I know a creek in the middle of
Scottsboro by a Colonial Bank that is loaded with stonerollers (no chubs,
though...). Or we could do a trip to Mountain Fork of the Flint River just
south of New Market, AL, in NE Madison County which is amazingly diverse and
easy to work.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Cameron Case" <>
>Subject: NANFA-- a newbie to collecting (oops, sampling)
>Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 12:39:37 -0600
>I've been watching this list for a few months, and I've even kept a couple
>of native species. Always, though, I've just found someone that would
>trade, or that would sell them...never have I sampled them myself. I'm
>wondering, if it isn't too late in the season (for me, not them), is there
>any particular fish, in any particular location (I'm in North Alabama, 20
>minutes south of Huntsville, 10 minutes west of Lake Guntersville),
>relatively close to me, that would offer me a good chance to try it myself?
>I don't really intend to keep anything, I just want to do it myself...catch
>a few fish, take a few photos, get wet, enjoy the remaining days of 60+
>weather. I know there are some members who have visited the area (and at
>least Bruce Stallsmith lives here), so are there any for a beginner? If
>can tell me where and what fish, I can do the research to find the exact
>spot and get familiar with the fish, etc. I have Fishes of AL and the
>Mobile Basin, if that would help any. You guys just seem to enjoy the
>to the site at least as much as keeping the fish themselves, so I'd like to
>see what all the fuss is about. Also, if this is the sort of hobbie where
>you don't want to share all your best spots (like fishing/angling), that's
>fine, I'm not looking for anything but a chance to try to dip some fish,
>take pictures, and say I've done it (so I'll know if I want to do it
>Thanks in advance,
>Cameron in AL

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