Re: NANFA-- Fishless Streams

R. W. Wolff (
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 21:21:39 -0600

I know, according to dot maps in various publications, the same could be
said about any water way away from major metro areas in Wisconsin as well. I
wonder , really, how many rural areas have been properly sampled, and when
sampled, given a fair go? This could account for the "phenomana" of non game
fish ranges extending over the past few years. Just 40 years ago official
publications put out by the state labeled any fish other than big game
speices as plain forage. Sometimes the detailed descriptions would mention
sunfish species other than bluegill, pumpkinseed, rock bass, and the two
crappies. Even there that was a rare occassion. Unfortunatly, these nice
publications are no longer made, let alone in print. Even though non game
info was lacking, the information about the water was incredible. I am
referring to the " Surface water Resources of "X" County" Series of the mid
to late 60's. I am lucky enough to have a copy of my and some surrounding

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