Not that I've ever done winter collecting in anything less than waders,
but those NANFA types...they're a rare breed all right.
Hope you had fun, guys. I'd sure like to be out there. Hopefully the
ice won't be too thick yet by this weekend. I'm goin' home for
"B.G. Granier" wrote:
> That's a man.......
> Even reading this sends chills all the way up my spine!
> The southern NANFAN WHO THINKS 60 degrees is COLD WATER!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ashton, Matthew J." <AshtonMJ_at_hiram.edu>
> To: <Nanfa_at_aquaria.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 11:41 AM
> Subject: NANFA-- extreme collecting
> > So who this far north is still collecting? Mark Binkley and I are!!!
> > Mark came on out to my neck of the woods to drop off some Brindled Madtoms
> > we are attempting to breed and we decided to do a little collecting
> > some of the ice had melted. I had told him about a beaver damn pond/bog
> > earlier so we walked on down to it. Well we found it and very little open
> > water. Stepping on it it was thin ice anyways but of course you sink in 2
> > feet into the scum. Mark broke away aobut a 4 x 4 section of ice and we
> > began dipping around and nothing. Then from him stepping in the muck im
> > assuming we began to see Central Muddminnows shooting to the surface. So
> > apparently a new way to catch fish in water too mucky and shallow to net
> > to force them out of the muck, onto the ice, and then they have no where
> > go but into the bucket. So we got about 6 or 7 total for me and then
> > a few passes behind the beaver dam in the stream. Caught some fatheads,
> > bluntnose minnows, monsterous creek chubs, a few mottled sculpins, green
> > sunfish, and bluegill.
> > So the third part. Since i have at least 7 or so Muddminnows and now i
> > a good population of them they are gunna get a home out in my sunken
> > trough and winter them and warm em up in the spring to breed.
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