>Subject: NANFA-- Mountain Fork trip
>Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 22:24:12 EDT
>to those concerned...
>the last waterlogged diehard members of this summer's foraying nanfa tva
>alliance converged NE of Huntsville AL at mountain fork creek. we arrived
>late and found the nanfa website lurker who goes by the real name of john
>alderman fixing to leave. after reassuring him again after bruce had
>reassured him 45 minutes before his one hour late that it is always better
>be late than to never show, rob mcdougal and i stretched our wetsuits on
>perhaps this season's last looki underwater. a salute to our prez, mr bruce
>who had done an excellent scout job. It was a mighty fine locale. The water
>was clear, spring fed, not toooo brrr... and lush with life. i collected a
>variety of greenery; plants, mosses, duckweeds to try back home in the
>aquariums, cement pond and bio filtration pool. we immediately saw TN
>big honcho rainbows, greensides and the BIGGEST sculpin ive ever seen. he
>could have swallowed a whole chicken bone! gambusia and i would claim N
>studfish, counter to bruce were also seen. a fine colored green sunfish was
>hooked by rob. a few little rock bass came our way. rosy side dace were
>lookin good and unique to my eyes. creek chubbs and stonerollers. mostly
>typical tn spring fish for me. rob also claimed to see a redhorse upstream.
>we were able to stampede some fish in the seine again while snorkling. this
>really helps to get a particular individual your after. being that we are
>four weak on proper id skills there were several more unknowns...
>particularly shiners. oh yea... stripe shiners were common too. hogsuckers
>were seen too.
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