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#1 kurt

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 04:37 PM

hello everyone!

 

I think my story is like a lot of others I see here. I kept wild caught as a kid and into college, and would like to get back into it and introduce my daughter to all of it, hopefully a bit better informed! That led me here. I'm actually brand new to NC and excited to find out what is in my area so I can start planning a new tank.

 

I've done some forum searching and Gerald seems to be the NC resource. he posted a while back the NC species maps ( RiverBasin Map NW-NC.std.pdf   but I can't get the links to work. maybe I need admin approval?

 

http://forum.nanfa.o...na/#entry108363

 

At any rate if anyone has thoughts on what's in my area that would be great, rainbow shiner etc. not sure what I can find around me. I have kept sunny Lepomis varieties before but am thinking something less aggressive and easier for her to learn on in a smallish tank.

 

I'd also love anyones take on the best tank setups / filtration systems these days for wild caught. We are probably going to need to be in the 50 - 40 gal range.

 

She's excited for this, really looking forward to the next steps and everyones feedback.

 

cheers, Kurt

 

 

 

 

 



#2 gerald

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 05:16 PM

Hi Kurt --  I guess you need to be a paid-up member to access those files, but here's the NC-DEQ's table of fish species by river basin:

http://deq.nc.gov/ab...indigenous-fish

 

Yeah, I suppose the French Broad basin might have a few marginally interesting fish species.  Did you see Tim's post about collecting in Fletcher?


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Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel


#3 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:33 PM

 

Yeah, I suppose the French Broad basin might have a few marginally interesting fish species.  Did you see Tim's post about collecting in Fletcher?

 

You broke my sarcasm meter.


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#4 mattknepley

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:42 AM

Welcome aboard, Kurt! Glad to hear you're interested in sharing your fishy interests with your daughter! I have had some really enjoyable experiences with my girls (now 14 and 10) collecting and keeping fishes. Others here have as well. It's not just a boy's club, fortunately.
Matt Knepley
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#5 taldridge0321

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 06:11 AM

Welcome! I was just up in Fletcher two days ago collecting and had a blast. I will be spending a lot more time your way and if you want to meet up and collect together, let me know.

 

Tim



#6 kurt

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:11 PM

Thanks everyone!   

Tim I just looked up your Fletcher post, those are fantastic!  What great fish.

I'd love to meet up, but with my daughter I wouldn't want to slow you down on a big hunt. Maybe we could join you for part of it if your willing? I'll try to figure out how to pm you so we can chat.



#7 taldridge0321

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:37 PM

Thanks everyone!   

Tim I just looked up your Fletcher post, those are fantastic!  What great fish.

I'd love to meet up, but with my daughter I wouldn't want to slow you down on a big hunt. Maybe we could join you for part of it if your willing? I'll try to figure out how to pm you so we can chat.

Oh your daughter wouldn't be a problem at all. I also got your email. That would be great, I will email you with a little more about schedules/etc.



#8 Gambusia

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 08:44 PM

I have an empty 75 gallon tank in the Asheville area if you are interested. Plus stand.

 

Welcome to WNC



#9 kurt

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  • Asheville, NC

Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:30 AM

I have an empty 75 gallon tank in the Asheville area if you are interested. Plus stand.

 

Welcome to WNC

sorry to see this late. I am tank shopping but I can't fit a 75, wish I could!



#10 Chasmodes

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:05 AM

Welcome to the forum Kurt!


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#11 truecrimson

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 10:40 AM

Welcome from another new person.  There is a ton of information here and everyone is very helpful.





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