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#1 GoFisch84

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  • Eastern South Dakota

Posted 24 December 2016 - 03:27 PM

Hi everyone, I am new to the forum, but not to collecting or keeping native fish. I have spent most of my collecting time in the diverse Southeast where I pursued a fisheries degree at Murray State. Now I find myself in the upper Midwest, specifically Sioux Falls, SD. Not a lot of species to pursue for collection in the area as I am most interested in darters, dace and shiners. I did find a population of southern redbelly dace in the area that was previously unknown to the state non-game biologist so that was pretty exciting! They are extremely rare in the state of South Dakota with only 3 known populations!

I see that there are a few members from IA, MN and WI. I spend as much time in the driftless area as possible trout fishing and would love to meet up for a fishwatching or collecting trip if there are any members in the area who wouldn't mind me tagging along! I would also not be opposed to a north/central MO trip if there are members in that area since KC is only about a 5 hour drive from Sioux Falls.

Edited by GoFisch84, 24 December 2016 - 03:29 PM.


#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 03:28 PM

Welcome to the forum.  I am too far away to go collecting with, but there are some members up your way.


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#3 ssminnow

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 11:44 PM

Darter Hunts are held annually in southeastern Minnesota. Contact the Minnesota Regional Rep for more information. The Roughfish Round-up is also held annually in SE MN. You can check it out on Roughfish.com



#4 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 11:45 AM

 I did find a population of southern redbelly dace in the area that was previously unknown to the state non-game biologist so that was pretty exciting! They are extremely rare in the state of South Dakota with only 3 known populations!

 

Dues paying members can add collection data to Fishmap. Very handy tool. Sounds perfect for something like a new SRBD site. Welcome to the forum.


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#5 NotCousteau

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 10:11 PM

Check the Minnesota Aquarium Society Facebook page and web site. Members can go on spring collection trips, but the closest they get to you is about a hour south of the Twin Cities.

#6 GoFisch84

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 07:20 AM

Hey guys thanks for the info! I'd definitely be interested in the spring collecting trips with the Minnesota Aquarium Society so thanks for the heads up!

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