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#1 Pterodroma

Pterodroma
  • NANFA Guest
  • Union Co., NC

Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:43 PM

Hi all, I'm a new member from just outside Charlotte, NC. I've recently stumbled across this website looking for care on darters, and figured it'd be good to join. I've actually never fished in my life (aside from catching Gambusia from the creek in the backyard when I was little) and have never really bothered to learn aquatic species until I started keeping aquariums. I've recently gained an interest in natives and I'm always down for learning new species. 



#2 gerald

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  • Global Moderator
  • Wake Forest, North Carolina

Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:11 PM

Welcome!  NC has great fish diversity, including many small species suitable for tank keeping.  Here's a link to NC-DWR's fish species list by river basin:

https://deq.nc.gov/a...indigenous-fish

 

And good timing too:  the next NANFA annual convention will be in northeast GA in early June 2018.  The convention moves to different states every year, so we're lucky to have it so close in 2018.


Gerald Pottern
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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 Pterodroma

Pterodroma
  • NANFA Guest
  • Union Co., NC

Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for the link! That's exactly what I was looking for. Do you know of any good field guides to get started with as well? 



#4 taldridge0321

taldridge0321
  • NANFA Member
  • Catawba Watershed, Waxhaw, North Carolina

Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:12 PM

Thanks for the link! That's exactly what I was looking for. Do you know of any good field guides to get started with as well? 

Grab a Peterson on Amazon. Welcome to the group, I'm from Charlotte myself.



#5 gerald

gerald
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  • Wake Forest, North Carolina

Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:21 PM

Our current NANFA Prez, Fritz (Fred) Rohde is senior author of Freshwater Fishes of SC (USC Press, 2009).  Most of what you'll find around Charlotte also occurs in SC, except speckled killifish, maybe a few others.  There's a Freshwater Fishes of NC book too (1991), with ID keys, range maps, and line drawings, but names are a bit outdated and it doesn't include much biology info.


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


#6 taldridge0321

taldridge0321
  • NANFA Member
  • Catawba Watershed, Waxhaw, North Carolina

Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:31 PM

I'm going with another member on Thursday to a really good spot of mine near Southpark, you are welcome to join us if you want! We're doing some fishing, microfishing and maybe some collecting.



#7 Pterodroma

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  • Union Co., NC

Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:05 PM

I'd love to join you, but Thursdays are busy for me. I'd be interested in seeing what you catch, though! Thanks Gerald, I live fairly close to SC anyways, so I'll look into it.



#8 taldridge0321

taldridge0321
  • NANFA Member
  • Catawba Watershed, Waxhaw, North Carolina

Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:07 PM

I'd love to join you, but Thursdays are busy for me. I'd be interested in seeing what you catch, though! Thanks Gerald, I live fairly close to SC anyways, so I'll look into it.

Oh no problem at all, I get out all the time and am glad to help!



#9 Chasmodes

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  • NANFA Member
  • Central Maryland

Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:25 AM

Welcome to NANFA Pterodroma!  


Kevin Wilson


#10 mattknepley

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  • NANFA Member
  • Smack-dab between the Savannah and the Saluda.

Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:14 PM

Welcome aboard, Ptero!
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#11 nviole

nviole
  • NANFA Member
  • Congaree/ Lower Saluda River Basins, Columbia, SC

Posted Yesterday, 02:12 PM

Welcome! I'm in Columbia, SC but am up in Charlotte quite frequently. I would be happy to teach you some different styles of fishing and spots near Charlotte if you're interested, But like you, I'm new to collecting/identification.



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