Hi, again. As I reported in my introduction, I'm a California transplant to SC, so I'm very unfamiliar with the native fish assemblage here. Last year I bought a minnow trap and collected a few creek chubs and greenhead shiners in the creek (a small tributary to Brushy Creek in Taylors) behind my house. Today I noticed what looks to me to be very much like spawning activity, with some larger minnows having excavated some redds in the sandy riffles and pool tail-out. These look to be about 10" in diameter and roughly circular, with the larger bits of gravel left in the center. February seems a bit early to me for spring spawning, but I'm the new guy here, so what do I know? Is this activity normal for either of the two species I have so far identified in my creek?
Minnows spawning already?
Posted 25 February 2018 - 07:40 AM
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."
Posted 25 February 2018 - 10:08 PM
Well, it has been warm here, so I guess it is not too early then. I counted at least six redds along my short stretch of creek. All that activity attracted a blue heron this morning, too. On a sadder note, I learned today that my wife inadvertently hauled my minnow trap off to Good Will recently.
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