Re: NANFA-- RE: New England Meeting

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 31 Mar 2002 20:18:36 -0500

Hi Rich, two things--bluespotted sunfish only range as far north as NJ. We
saw tons of them just yesterday in the Okefenokee in Jawjuh, which will be
reported in more detail later (and they were in water with a pH of 4.1!).
Also, a cool place to watch the alewife run is in Pembroke, MA, in the
middle of town where there is a town park built around an old herring
"ladder". The park is run by the town's Herring Commission. I think it's
along Route 139, I'm probably wrong. They have an annual herring fry open to
the public in early May, call Town Hall and see when it is this year. Eating
a fried alewife is not so different from biting into a screen door that
tastes like fish.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

> Rick,
>We are looking forewand to the New Englamd neeting April 14th. Pleasr send
>out a time and exact meeting place so we will not have a problem finding
>you, George and I will be traveling together and we have room in our car
>for may more people. Please call me at 508 460-6347 in Marlborough if you
>want to meet us for a ride. We will bring coffie and junk food for
>I am really looking forward to this great meeting. Hopefully, we can find
>a group of us to go on weekend tripds. We want to fing some Massachusetts
>Tadpole Madtoms, Blue spotted Sunfish, and Rainbow Dace, just to name a
>few. The list goes on and on. We just need to find motivated people to
>come with us. Bring the kids anong because they seem to have the most fun.
>Some of us are alreadt planning a trip to watch the herring runs in Dennid
>Port on the Cape. My sister who lives in Brewster is going to noify me as
>soon as they start running. Do you know any other good places to see this
>exciting herring run? Let us know when the harring are running in your
>area. I have my camera loaded and ready to go at a minutes notice.
>I have lots of questions for you at this coming meeting.
>All the best,
>Rich Butts and friends
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