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#1 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 08:14 AM

Last week I was in Columbia MO for work.  Most of my days were busy with work, but I was able to do some netting on Thursday evening.  I really only had about 2.5 hours to collecting as it gets darker much earlier these days.  After speaking with MO Rep Bob Harbik, I was told I only needed a fishing license to go out.

 

First Location was Perche Creek, a trib to the MO River.  The water was low, with little flow.  I managed to find a few species, mostly smaller fish.

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Caught quite a few Red Shiners, most small to medium sized.

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I was surprised at the amount of Suckermouth Minnows I caught.

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Caught a few small Longears:

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And mixed with the sunfish were plenty of Topminnows:

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The second location was a a small trib to Perche creek, about a 1/2 mile from the 1st spot.  I was hoping to find some Redfin Shiners here, but once I arrived I found this creek to be in very poor condition, and the heavily traveled gravel road next to it isn't helping.

 

I did find this, what I'm assuming, is the Ozark Logperch.

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And some big Bluntnose Minnows:

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#2 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 08:14 AM

Due to the conditions, I didn't stay at this location long.  I moved on to another small creek near a park.  Bear Creek was low, but I'd love to go back here in the spring, lots of potential.  In some big pools, I saw several larger fish swimming, and caught tons of fish in the smaller pools.

 

If you can ID all these, you win

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Lots of O-throats, mostly small:

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I really enjoyed catching these, though we have them widespread in KY, I don't see them a lot.

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Next time I go back here for work, I'll spend more time at Bear Creek.  I really wanted to see the Missouri Saddled Darter, but never found the right habitat.  I did catch some Redfin Shiners at Bear Creek, but none with any color.  This short trip makes me excited for the Missouri Convention next year.


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#3 EBParks

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 10:54 AM

Looks like a good time. It's always nice when you can get some fishing or collecting in during work stuff!


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#4 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:37 PM

Phenacobius mirabilis. Just love that name, and really love that fish in the net or in an aquarium. Large individuals are particularly impressive. In an aquarium you have to ask yourself " is this a sucker that acts like a minnow/shiner, or is it a minnow/shiner that looks like a sucker?" really fun and underrated fish.

 

I have rarely caught them in large numbers, and I don't think I have ever caught them in streams that small in Ohio or Kentucky. Jackpot.


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