Recent NE Ohio Fish Watching trip
Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:29 PM
Early last month, I sent out a RFI for possible fish watching sites in the Cleveland area. I received some great tips on where to go, and despite having precious little time in the field I was able to get to at least one recommended spot- Pymatuning Lake. Additionally, I was able to explore a part of the Cuyahoga River at the National Park in Richfield and the Nimishillen Creek in Canton. In all, I identified five-species of fish and wonder if anyone may be able to help me with an sixth.
Western blacknosed dace- Cuyuhoga
Northern hogsucker- Cuyahoga
Bluntnosed minnow- Canton, Nimishillen Creek
Golden redhorse- Canton, Nimishiillen Creek - not totally sure about this species. Pictures didn't come out.
I thank those who were able to point me in the right direction. Sorry it took so long to post, however I had to wait to receive “The Fishes of Ohio” by Milton Trautman via interlibrary loan to help me sort out what I saw.
This is the fish I can't figure out. Small drainage creek flowing into Cuyahoga River at Richfield. Sand and rock bottom. Creek chub?
Carp at Pymatuning Lake
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Thank you again Ohio!
Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:38 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:50 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:28 PM
I am going to cast my vote with Josh on this one. The dorsal fin spot would be at the very anterior end of the dorsal fin if it were a Semotilus, not in the middle, and it would have a lot bigger mouth. This looks like a Rhinichthys of some sort to me.
Josh is going to get a third vote. The first fish is definitely a blacknose dace.
I've been to Pymatuning before, but never came across such a massive group of carp. I was flyfishing for carp at a pond yesterday afternoon and would have liked to see a group of carp like that.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 10:10 AM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:48 PM
Thank you once again for your help. Looks like the file will be closed on this thread now.
I wish I could've been in the field more, however young teenagers made sure I wasn't.
I've enclosed one more blurry phot of the Western blacknose dace. That's when the battery ran out. I just don't understand the coloring
Wish I had more to report.
Thank you again, hope to meet some of you in September at the NANFA convention.
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