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Poking Around in Middle TN

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#1 Robert Lamb

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 11:21 PM

Figured I'd make a post for the hell of it. Stuck my nose into a couple of creeks and saw a couple new to me species. The family was involved so I didn't have totally free rein but got my fair share of fish today. 

First stop was at the Collins River, didn't turn up much but did get to see a cherry darter for the first time.

Next we went to Woodbury where I found an absolutely absurd amount of southern redbelly dace and what I think are redband darters. The creek is seasonal and dries up to sporadically placed puddles most of the time. Today the creek was about 4 to 6 feet across at that spot and no deeper than 6 inches (with the exception of one spot that was probably 12" or so) I have never seen that many darters in one place before. In a stretch no longer than a quarter mile I saw what had to truly be a few hundred.

(I am pretty confident in the ID but I figured I would add the pic to allow for correction if it's something else)


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#2 JasonL

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 07:10 PM

I tend to agree with your ID.


I’m guessing this is Stones River watershed based on your location.  I have fished this area before and agree it has some of the highest concentration of darters I have seen, especially if you find the right spot.  Lots of different species too.

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