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#1 ShadetreeIchthyologist

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:14 PM

I thought you guys would enjoy knowing that yours truly set the TN class B record for Creek Chub back in February. It was an interesting experience to say the least. Mike Bramlett wasn't the biggest fan of my "record". I would also like to announce that I have accepted and fisheries internship with Region 3. I will primarily be helping TWRA do stream surveys. I will also be doing other fisheries related work, and lots of fish shocking will take place. I hope to keep you posted with photos throughout the summer.

You can find the full details of the record here - 
https://www.tn.gov/t...rds-photos.html

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"Amateurs can potentially make valuable contributions to our knowledge of fishes". - Etnier and Starnes

#2 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 01:32 PM

Ok, so you submitted that creek chub? Surely you see larger ones. Did you do it to challenge the judge's ability to ID?


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#3 ShadetreeIchthyologist

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:00 PM

Ok, so you submitted that creek chub? Surely you see larger ones. Did you do it to challenge the judge's ability to ID?

 

Yeah that the record. I have seen bigger ones, but since there was no previous class B for creek chub I thought it would be kinda funny to have a 0.10oz state record. I doubt too many people can say they have the smallest state record in Tennessee. Mike and a few other did take a good while making sure it was a creek chub. I thought it was pretty funny that they had some trouble with the ID.


"Amateurs can potentially make valuable contributions to our knowledge of fishes". - Etnier and Starnes

#4 Casper

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

Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:07 PM

Congratulations.

Now get that king all tuberculed.

You will have a wonderful year traveling with TWRA and surely set more records.

If you wanna go snorkeling let me know. Don't bring the shocker!


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

#5 ShadetreeIchthyologist

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:15 PM

Thanks Casper.

 

For those wishing to see the record, you can view it at the UT ichthyology collection. 


"Amateurs can potentially make valuable contributions to our knowledge of fishes". - Etnier and Starnes

#6 JasonL

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  • Kentucky

Posted 23 March 2018 - 06:47 PM

There are several shiner and chub records here in KY that I saw that would seem attainable if one was so inclined. Bluntnose minnow and Spottail shiner is 0.01 lbs. Blacknose dace 0.008 lbs.

#7 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 04:31 PM

 

Yeah that the record. I have seen bigger ones, but since there was no previous class B for creek chub I thought it would be kinda funny to have a 0.10oz state record. I doubt too many people can say they have the smallest state record in Tennessee. Mike and a few other did take a good while making sure it was a creek chub. I thought it was pretty funny that they had some trouble with the ID.

Very fun. I love when people take the time for this. I think Brian Z. got an Ohio record longear sunfish back when they were pretty much just grouped as sunfish. I think he may have gotten the longear sunfish it's due. Not too fair to lump longear and redear into the same group. Congrats on the job.I imagine you will get very familiar with many species. Sounds like you need a good camera.


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#8 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 04:38 PM

There are several shiner and chub records here in KY that I saw that would seem attainable if one was so inclined. Bluntnose minnow and Spottail shiner is 0.01 lbs. Blacknose dace 0.008 lbs.

It doesn't matter which way you beat those records, it would be cool. The real trick would be to get to get state agencies to accept reverse records. The smallest. That would be a good challenge for one of you young motivated micro guys.


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