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#41 gerald

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:41 PM

I think those two are both Tennessee shiners, but telescope also possible.


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#42 Chasmodes

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:38 AM

Very cool report (as always)!


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#43 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:46 AM

Love the Gilt darters. I'm going to have to research where to find them in VA!!!!
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#44 taldridge0321

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 09:35 AM

Love the Gilt darters. I'm going to have to research where to find them in VA!!!!

I found all these spots just looking up fish on FishMap, and the first one I collected in under Swannanoa Darter in Fletcher had six species of Darters-Fantail, Gilt, Swannanoa, Redline, Greenside and Banded. Very easy to collect as well with a dip net.



#45 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 11:56 AM

I found all these spots just looking up fish on FishMap, and the first one I collected in under Swannanoa Darter in Fletcher had six species of Darters-Fantail, Gilt, Swannanoa, Redline, Greenside and Banded. Very easy to collect as well with a dip net.

Thanks!!
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#46 Dustin

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:15 PM

Nice fish there Tim.  I am jealous that you can make it over there so often.


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#47 taldridge0321

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:02 PM

Nice fish there Tim.  I am jealous that you can make it over there so often.

Thanks Dustin. I don't know how busy you are but if you get the chance please let me know about the Shiners, I think most are Tennessee's and there are Bigeye Chubs in there as well.



#48 Dustin

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:10 PM

The ones with the rectangular caudal blotches are most likely Tennessees and I think you are correct about the bigeye chubs.


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#49 taldridge0321

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:17 PM

The ones with the rectangular caudal blotches are most likely Tennessees and I think you are correct about the bigeye chubs.

Cool, did you see the small slender one that Gerald mentioned? He also said I may have got Mirror Shiners but I don't know which ones those are either.



#50 gerald

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 05:20 PM

#10 is the one i think may be a mirror shiner (spectrunculus) unless it's another bigeye (amblops).


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#51 taldridge0321

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 05:38 PM

#10 is the one i think may be a mirror shiner (spectrunculus) unless it's another bigeye (amblops).

I caught that in the Mills River along with a few others, I didn't get Bigeye Chub's until the second smaller creek. So hopefully they are Mirror Shiners.



#52 taldridge0321

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 05:38 PM

I caught that in the Mills River along with a few others, I didn't get Bigeye Chub's until the second smaller creek. So hopefully they are Mirror Shiners.

 

#10 that is.



#53 littlen

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 07:58 PM

This guy was caught in mid-October in the Clinch River.

 

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#54 taldridge0321

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 11:12 PM

This guy was caught in mid-October in the Clinch River.

 

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Thanks for posting, beautiful little fish.



#55 taldridge0321

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 12:08 AM

Here is a better pic of #10.Fletcher_+North+Carolina+_72_.JPG



#56 taldridge0321

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:57 AM

It looks like an upwardly directed eye to me, and my Peterson says no or small scales on front half of the nape for Mirror Shiner. Thanks Gerald for pointing it out.



#57 kurt

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:17 AM

Thanks for sharing Tim, look forward to meeting up, and learning!



#58 sbtgrfan

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:48 AM

I would say Mirror as well for #10...The triangular caudal spot is characteristic of mirror shiners, i believe. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. A more rectangular caudal spot is Tennessee shiner. 


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#59 Dustin

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 11:59 AM

Yep, that's definitely a mirror. That's one of my favorite shiners. I love the rounded snout that makes it look like a torpedo and the really nice orange fins when they are in color.

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#60 taldridge0321

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 01:01 PM

Thanks for sharing Tim, look forward to meeting up, and learning!

Anytime! Looking forward myself to coming back up there and meeting you guys.





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