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#1 ShadetreeIchthyologist

ShadetreeIchthyologist
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  • Knoxville TN

Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:33 PM

Another day spent collecting on Friday. This sculpin was huge, one of the largest I've caught. Wish my help was faster with the seine... I would have a sucker to show you guys! The minnows are Rhynichthys obtusus, Western Blacknose Dace, and the darters are Etheostoma simoterum, Snubnose Darter.

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#2 Casper

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  • NANFA Fellow
  • Chattanooga, TN alongside South Chickamauga Creek, just upstream of the mighty Tennessee River.

Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:54 PM

You are finding them!

Those Snubs will be coloring up very soon.

Iv'e caught Blacknose Dace with burnt metallic orange sides when the are feeling pumped up.

I'm impressed you are getting out.

I'm content to see your posts from my warmed studio.


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#3 ShadetreeIchthyologist

ShadetreeIchthyologist
  • Regional Rep
  • Knoxville TN

Posted 04 February 2018 - 07:03 PM

Casper, I hope to get out about every weekend. I've replaced fishing with seining, it's more fun and I no longer get skunked.  :D/

I hope to seine a tributary of the Barren River this coming week, I've fished it a lot but it will be a first for seining. I hope to get a frecklebelly darter.

I also hope to catch some creek chubs... it sounds strange but I like them a lot.

You should see another trip report on Friday or Saturday, so stay tuned from you warm studio.

 

P.S - I enjoy the cold weather. No mosquitoes trying to bite me while I'm photographing fish. Plus I don't have to sweat in my waders like I do in the summer. 


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#4 Matt DeLaVega

Matt DeLaVega
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  • Ohio

Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:31 PM

Frecklebelly darters are my favorite Percina for certain. If you are going to be in a Barren trib in Kentucky perhaps, and you can keep frecklebelly legally in TN, then I would suggest bringing one home. Darter that thinks it is a shiner.

 

Is the sculpin a mottled? That was my impression, but carolinae and bairdii can be a bit confusing to me. I think bairdii has pigmentation under the chin, while carolinae doesn't, or something similar. And they have overlapping ranges.


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#5 ShadetreeIchthyologist

ShadetreeIchthyologist
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  • Knoxville TN

Posted 08 February 2018 - 01:26 PM

Sadly you can't keep darters in Tennessee. That sculpin should be a banded.
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#6 Josh Blaylock

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  • Central Kentucky

Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:32 AM

Frecklebelly darters are my favorite Percina for certain. If you are going to be in a Barren trib in Kentucky perhaps, and you can keep frecklebelly legally in TN, then I would suggest bringing one home. Darter that thinks it is a shiner.
 
Is the sculpin a mottled? That was my impression, but carolinae and bairdii can be a bit confusing to me. I think bairdii has pigmentation under the chin, while carolinae doesn't, or something similar. And they have overlapping ranges.

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