Here are some pictures from a fish collecting trip in the Wabash River in Lafayette,
Indiana (NW Indiana) August 2, 1999. Pictures are in no particular order. The
Wabash is considered to be one of the most, if not THE most diverse stream in the
An * means we also saw that fish August 7 in the Vermillion River in Illinois
during the NANFA convention. We saw many more species, especially minnows.
I didn't photograph many small fish because I didn't have the proper lens on
my camera. If I misidentified a fish please tell me.
- seining the river. We also electrofished, which yielded
the larger fish (redhorse, channel catfish, drum, etc.) pictured below.
- upstream view of the river
- bluebreast darter* Rather dark-- sorry.
- bluntnose minnow* Most widely-distributed fish in
- river carpsucker* Carpiodes carpio
In biomass, these were probably the most abundant fish species we found, and
certainly the forage base for many of the larger predators like channel catfish and Micropterus.
- channel catfish*
- freshwater drum
- newly-described redhorse, I believe called the Ohio redhorse Moxostoma
falcatus. Elmer Guerri (left), Greg Seegert (center), Casper Cox (right)
- golden redhorse*, beautiful, sleek, awesome fish.
- gravel chub
- greenside darter*
- northern hogsucker*
- longear sunfish*
- river chub
- river redhorse
- rock bass *
- steelcolor shiner* and another
one. Male in spawning coloration. How about those bright yellow fins and red
tubercles on the tip of his snout?!