NANFA-- N. Fork Holston Snorkeling

Bob Culler (
Fri, 29 Aug 2003 10:20:26 -0400

Whoops! That one went out before its time.

Casper's tales inspired me too yesterday. So down I go to the N. Fork of
the Holston River about 2 miles from my home. The water is still kinda
murky, but clearing fast. It has been almost 2 weeks since we had any
appreciable rain! Visibility was about 3 feet or so.

As Rick Phillips pointed out the other day, most of the plants are not
doing as well as usual. Below is a list of fishes I saw and could
recognize. There were a few shadows in the distance that may have been suckers.

Whitetail Shiner
TN Shiner
Turquoise Shiner (Spotfin Chub)
Smallmouth Bass
Redline Darter
Bluebreast Darter
Greenside Darter
Gilt Darter

Maybe I'll try the Clinch River early next week, barring rain.
Unfortunately, my weekend is booked with non-fishy stuff. :(

Ranger Bob
Kingsport, TN
"The power of humans to degrade the natural world is awesome; the
capability to reconstitute it later is mythical."
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