Shelford documented 12 species of fish during 1909, including species such as blacknose shiner, lake chubsucker, northern pike, redhorse
, and tadpole madtom (Table 2).
Important information about the current distribution of the bluebreast darter (state endangered), blue sucker, river redhorse
, and eastern sand darter (all state species of special concern) was provided by the present survey.
A good pull ends with the season's first redhorse
sucker for Stange.
Within an hour of where I'm writing this are at least a dozen stream stretches where I can be pretty much alone, seeking fish I admire--usually smallmouth or channel catfish--although in April and May they might also be redhorse
suckers or trout.
Habitat loss has also caused the local extirpation of spotted darter (Etheostoma maculatum), greater redhorse
(Moxostoma valenciennesi), and northern madtom (Noturus stigmosus).
Small sample size (e.g., limited size range, having clumps of fish of similar sizes and having unequal numbers of scales selected from each scale region) likely contributed to the observed small differences between models for some species [e.g., shorthead redhorse
(Moxostoma macrolepidotum), bluegill and freshwater drum] and poor relationships for others (e.g., sand shiners and largescale stonerollers) (Table 1).
Delbruegge uses spoonweights to catch a variety of species, from crappies and redhorse
to carp and buffalo.
Suckers include about 57 species, including blue suckers, carpsuckers, longnose suckers, redhorse
suckers, spotted suckers, and buffalos making up one of the largest fresh water fish families in North America.