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#1 mattknepley

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  • Smack-dab between the Savannah and the Saluda.

Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:05 PM

Took a couple hundred pictures of fish in Missouri. A couple dozen turned out decent, a few of which I'll pass on here.

Redfin Shiners (Lythrurus umbratilis) from LaBarque Creek. Some were really fired up, these pics only hint at their colors.

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Brook Darters (Etheostoma burri)that Stephen and I found in about 1.5" of water in a tiny headwater on the Iron County/Reynolds County line on our way home from Meramec State Park. My favorite fish of the whole trip. Thanks for the tip, Bob!
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This Western Creek Chubsucker is still in his cute phase. I had forgotten there are westerns and easterns. This was actually a new species for me.
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The Meramec Saddled Darters (Etheostoma erythrozonum)were showing out in Courtois Creek.

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The Orangethroat Darters (Etheostoma spectabile)were pretty sweet. Especially the Indian Creek ones! ;)
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The Stippled Darters (Etheostoma punctulatum) weren't in prime color, the blue bar wasn't there, but they were still a treat. Charrette Creek, Warren County.
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There were plenty of others I wish I had good pictures of. Gilt Darters, Northern Studfish, Longear Sunfish, Rainbow Darters, Banded Sculpins, and on and on and on! :)
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#2 Isaac Szabo

Isaac Szabo
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  • Marble Falls, AR

Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:13 PM

Very nice! Those darters are beautiful.

#3 sbtgrfan

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  • Charleston, SC

Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:26 AM

You got some good photos, Matt! One of these days I'll get around to loading mine onto my computer.

Stephen Beaman
Freshwater Aquarist
South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston, SC

#4 Dustin

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:31 AM

Beautiful fish Matt.

Dustin Smith
At the convergence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree
Lexington, SC

#5 Chasmodes

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  • Central Maryland

Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:59 AM

Those fish are beautiful!!!!  Nice work Matt!

Kevin Wilson

#6 fritz

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:38 PM

Darn, I only caught female stippleds. Good work!

#7 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:02 PM

Nice darters!!!!
Deep in the hills of Great North Mountain

#8 BenCantrell

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  • Sebastian, FL

Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:39 PM

Dang, those are nice fish!  My biggest regret was not seeing a stippled darter.  That one you took a photo of is blazing.

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