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John's River, NC Trip report-Catawba Drainage

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#1 AquaHobbyist123

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  • Upper Catawba Watershed in Caldwell County, NC south of Boone

Posted 30 September 2023 - 08:12 PM

Went to a certain park in Colletsville, NC, bordering the John's River just above its confluence with Mulberry Creek. Didn't stay long, but obtained my target fish, Fieryblack Shiners. Both times I've caught these fish have been in this river. They were quite abundant, and I obtained them of various sizes using a Cast Net in a particular pocket, which produced quite a number. I also caught Warpaint Shiners, Spottail Shiners? and young Bluehead Chubs.

In this same river about a week prior, I caught (no photos):
2 fieryblacks
Greenfin Shiner
Spottail Shiner
Warpaint Shiner
Central Stoneroller
Bluehead Chub
2 unknown sucker species
Piedmont Darter
Tesselated Darter.

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Thomas Lyons




Fortunate to have multiple watersheds within a reasonable drive, with the Upper Yadkin, Watauga, and Upper New watersheds within 40 minutes.

#2 ShadetreeIchthyologist

  • Regional Rep
  • Charleston SC

Posted 04 October 2023 - 03:25 PM

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

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