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Senachwine Creek, Chillicothe, IL


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#1 BenCantrell

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:47 PM

After visiting my folks today I drove over to Chillicothe to check out an access spot on Senachwine Creek.  My parents' stream flows into Senachwine Creek, so I've always wanted to check it out, but this was the first I was aware of a quasi-public access spot.  Water was muddy from last night's rain, so I used a dip net instead of hook & line.

 

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First up were the all too common sand shiners.

 

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Next is what I think might be a bigmouth shiner.  I've never positively IDed this species, so I'd love to hear people's thoughts.

 

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I caught a few very small southern redbelly dace.  Would love to figure out where the adults are.

 

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And one decent sized central stoneroller.

 

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I'm 90% certain this is a green sunfish.  Longears are probably in this creek too, but the mouth looks fairly big.

 

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This is a pretty small creek for bass, but I found one juvenile smallmouth.

 

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#2 BenCantrell

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:52 PM

I caught a few small blackstripe topminnows.

 

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And last but not least, a bunch of orangethroat darters.

 

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I'm guessing this tadpole is a green frog, but I could be wrong.

 

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On the way back to my car I investigated some flooded backwaters.

 

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I didn't find any fish, but there were millions of these guys. :(

 

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They'll be buzzing around here soon...



#3 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:11 PM

Surprised that the Fundulus did not find their way over to the backwater... both for current and for the free buffet.

 

Nice catches.


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#4 taldridge0321

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:17 AM

Nice fish, thanks for sharing.



#5 swampfish

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:32 PM

I'm impressed with the mosquito larvae photo. It's hard to get good quality close-ups of them, even in a photo tank.

 

Phil Nixon



#6 BenCantrell

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:49 PM

I'm impressed with the mosquito larvae photo. It's hard to get good quality close-ups of them, even in a photo tank.

 

Phil Nixon

 

I blindly took about 15 photos with the camera held close to the water.  Most were out of focus, but two or three were pretty decent.





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