The prized catches included a 3 lb., 7 ounce fallfish
caught from the Tioughnioga in the Southern Tier; a 13 lb., 8 oz.
Of the remaining 25 native species not yet mentioned, 11 forms (i.e., the American book lamprey, satinfin shiner, spotfin shiner, eastern silvery minnow, comely shiner, spottail shiner, swallowtail shiner, fallfish
, tadpole madtom, margined madtom, and redbreast sunfish; respectively, Figures 7, 21, 22, 25, 28, 31, 32, 38, 48, 49, and 77) are widely distributed in the state, but with fewer known localities than those species that have been identified in the preceding paragraph.
Barry regrets that as of January 1, shops can't catch and sell big shiners and fallfish
Age and growth of the fallfish
Semotilus corporalis with daily otolith increments as a method of annulus verification.
Mathew Holdroyd was second with a turbot, the heaviest fallfish
at 1-8-4, and two flounders for 2-4-12.
Spottail shiner were collected in the lower river and common shiner, cutlip minnow, and fallfish
were collected at an upriver site Spottail shiner Fallfish
"Habitat diversity in this area supports populations of fallfish
and white suckers which, in turn, support even larger smallmouths.
A few veterans bait minnow traps with bread catching wild lake chubs, common carp, golden, common, bridle, spottail shiners, bluntnose and fathead minnows, blacknose and longnose dace, creek chubs and fallfish
. But bait shops don't trap.
In Sturbridge, three dams - one located on the Old Sturbridge Village property and two on town land - have long been a major impediment to the success of native fish like brook trout, fallfish
and white sucker.
Give yourself credit if you can list and recognize American brook lamprey, gizzard shad, brook trout, red-fin pickerel, chain pickerel, lake chub, eastern silvery minnow, golden shiner, bridle shiner, common shiner, spot-tail shiner, northern red-belly dace, black-nose dace, long-nose dace, creed chub, fallfish
, long-nose sucker, white sucker, creek chubsucker, brown bullhead, trout-perch (locally extinct), burbot, banded killifish, white perch, banded sunfish, redbreast sunfish, pumpkinseed, swamp darter, tasselated darter, yellow perch and slimy sculpin.
A landscape-based distribution model for fallfish
(Semotilus corporalis) in the Great Lakes drainage of New York./ Great Lakes Res., 38:413-417.
lobatum from the fallfish
, Semotilus corporalis (Mitchill) collected at Sebago Lake, Maine, and were instrumental in the epithet's etymology (Wallin 1909).