Drove to Buffalo from LI saturday morning and made a bunch of stops along the way, then drove back sunday afternoon around 1, so time wasnt plentiful. Not much went well. It was a mistake to go to so many stops, wasted way too much time before getting to buffalo area, majority of those spots were a real waste. Ended up running out of time when I was finally in a great spot sunday, and we foolishly let the worms get overheated and die when I really needed a fresh worm at the end. We lost my fishing bag sunday morning leaving a spot, had basically all of my gear in there, twas a real crushing blown.
out of the 8 below ID questions for the board
1) Location: Park Creek (Susquehanna River trib): Creek Chub on left, and 2 Fallfish on right?
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2) Location: Flint Creek (Oswego River drainage): small Fallfish, and an adult Fallfish?
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3) Black Creek: Spottail? Sand Shiner maybe?
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4) Black Creek: There's potentially 6 or 7 Darter species in this area so figured I had a new Darter here, but reality hit that night that they are probably just simple Tessellated Darters. Any chance it's Johnny Darter? Unfortunately the pics are not good. I caught 2 of these and they were extremely small, but super aggressive. I literally had like 50 chances to hook one, they kept going at the bait until hooked.
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5) Cazenovia Creek: Was hoping it was a Striped Shiner, but is this just a regular old run of the mill Common Shiner?
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6) Cazenovia Creek: Sand Shiner?
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7) Both of these River Chubs??
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Bluntnose with no Blue Horn spots on snout. Bluntnose didnt even cross my mind on the first fish below until later that night, when I realized there is basically nothing else this could be but a Bluntnoser.
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This pic below is a Bluntnose I later caught in Buffalo area, in the form that I'd thought they always looked like.
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Lower Niagara River spot: Round Gobies- Just thought this was interesting. Every description I've read for these creatures states they have the distinctive blak spot on dorsal, but I caught a few like the one on the right with no distinctive spot on dorsal. I didnt realize just how insane the Round Goby invasion is. This is terrible for the fish community. Every worm that hits the bottom near shore gets instantly hit by these things. There are millions of them it seems.
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Lake Erie spot: Got another invasive fish: Rudd- I thought it was a school of some kind of Redhorse suckers or something like that, there were about 15 of them at this spot.
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