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#21 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 07:41 AM

Doesn't look too bad today

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#22 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 09:18 AM

Other sources aren't as optimistic.

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#23 Mike

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 03:30 PM

I wish I could go but I have to work Saturday, and Sunday, maybe I will try and go if we get done on Saturday.

If you get rained out and or go next weekend instead I could go.
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#24 Casper

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 06:55 PM

Anybody get in over their head?

Any first aid treatments?

How many times did y'all eat with the Colonel?

Moonbow, rainbows or thunderstorms?

With no exaggerating just exactly how many fish did everyone see combined? 7?

Did Rolf provide any German lessons?

How many Matts were there?

What about the Mike?

 

Tell the Fish Tail truely.


Edited by Casper, 18 July 2016 - 06:59 PM.

Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#25 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 08:02 PM

I will let Josh tell the story, but in fact we did have one casualty. A boy about 11 years old slipped and hit his head in a shale bottom stream. Hard. He spent the whole night puking and lethargic and his father, a non member brought him collecting the next morning. He laid in the car. After some coaxing he took him to an urgent care at the end of the day. I hope to hear that all is fine, so maybe someone from Rolf's aquarium club can fill us in as we were all quite concerned.

 

Fish sampling is no sissy sport like football or skiing, I tell ya.

 

Lets all hope the best for this young fellow.


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#26 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 08:09 PM

Just a guess, 40 species. 4 T&E.


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#27 Casper

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 08:56 PM

A boy about 11 years old slipped and hit his head in a shale bottom stream. Hard. He spent the whole night puking and lethargic and his father, a non member brought him collecting the next morning. He laid in the car. After some coaxing he took him to an urgent care at the end of the day.

 

​That is a serious concern.  Sounds like concussion.  I am surprised the father did not immediately take his son to the hospital especially after vomiting and being lethargic.  All bad signs.  Good to be prodding him to do the right thing.  I hope the boy recovers well..


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#28 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 09:10 PM

Yes. We were all in awe that he left the boy in the car most of the day while he netted. We even saw him puking as soon as we parked at the Sunday site.


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#29 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 10:39 AM

Anybody get in over their head?

Any first aid treatments?

How many times did y'all eat with the Colonel?

Moonbow, rainbows or thunderstorms?

With no exaggerating just exactly how many fish did everyone see combined? 7?

Did Rolf provide any German lessons?

How many Matts were there?

What about the Mike?

 

Tell the Fish Tail truely.

 

 

I'll tell the tale soon enough.  I have to get my photos and such together, I have a job and family responsibilities that limit my internet play time.  Hopefully this weekend I'll get it posted.

 

In the meantime, yes we did have one person possibly injured.  The weather was amazing, no rain, wasn't as humid as it had been recently.  The weather was nearly perfect.  We saw a ton of species ( Seriously Casper, 7...... this isn't New Hampshire), including some T&E species and a certain newly described Darter from KY.


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#30 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 08:38 PM

The good news is that the young man who fell is just fine. Apparently he actually did not have a concussion (urgent care as far as I know), and the vomiting and the thud we heard on the stream bank were unrelated. So no casualties after all. It was one wicked stream for anyone who was not equipped with felt or studs.


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#31 Casper

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 10:14 PM

Good to hear!

Now i want to hear all the fishy stuff!

I was able to revisit KY this Spring and even snorkeled a couple sites where we hunted Dry Land Fishs... but those will remain secret spots.

A few neat surprises lay in the clear waters including Creek Chub trenches and spawning Southern Redbelly Dace.

We also saw the Moonbow and had dinner and breakfast at that sweet lodge overlooking the Cumberland.

Sunday we had plans to walk alongside a very beautiful small stream and take a dip amongst the Blacksides but Balto failed in the parking lot and we were towed just short of 100 miles back to K-Town, thank you Triple A.

Some adventures end in failure, but that's what makes them adventures.

And yes we did eat with the Colonel.

 

Eager to hear of KY.  Did anyone lie in the water?

:)


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#32 gobucksjb

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 02:24 PM

I do not know how that kid did not have a concussion.  Initially thought he cracked his skull open.  Glad to hear he is OK.

 

Thanks again to Josh Blaylock for a fantastic weekend.  It was a blast!



#33 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:34 AM

Thanks again to Josh Blaylock for a fantastic weekend.  It was a blast!

 

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#34 gobucksjb

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 08:25 AM

HA HA HA  :laugh:

 

Those other trucks couldn't pull a salmon upstream, but with the FERD F-TEEN THOUSAND you can fill it with water and give that whale a new home. That's right your truck's a whale now.

 

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#35 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 06:45 AM

Here's a teaser for you Casper. A full review coming this weekend.

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#36 Casper

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:33 AM

That is a nice fish!  I cannot say i have ever seen it, or know it by name

... yet so close.

Shows the value of exploration.

There are places in my home state i have not seen.


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#37 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:41 AM

That is a nice fish!  I cannot say i have ever seen it, or know it by name

... yet so close.

Shows the value of exploration.

There are places in my home state i have not seen.

 

 

That is the newly described Buck Darter.  Once known throughout the Buck Creek drainage, now confined to 2 small creeks.

 

Here's the link to the description thread:

http://forum.nanfa.o...iption/?hl=buck


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#38 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 09:52 AM

Hey Casper, according to Peterson's there is a very similar fish in Tenn called the corrugated darter... like cardboard... also very restricted range like the striped and the buck darters.

 

Its amazing the little things living in little spaces out there

 

Josh, show us more!


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#39 Casper

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 10:09 AM

After my morning synapses started firing properly i seem to recall seeing a photo of this species, i was initially thinking a male Do Da Doe Darter.

From a photo contest entree?

 

I believe i have seen the Corrugated in Etnier's, but not in life.

So many cool fish have evolved in all the various watersheds / niches, especially in the SE.

 

I need to make a point to explore TN more, especially the KY border to my West, beyond Nashville.


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#40 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 10:40 AM

Josh, show us more!

 

It's coming, I'm still getting photos together.

 

I LOVE those barcheek darters, it's probably my favorite sub-genus


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