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Fox River (and others) Forage?


jamie shard
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I remember hearing about IL DNR having some good free or nearly-free references that provides an overview of the forage base in a few rivers. I couldn't find it with Google.... Was this just a dream or can someone remind me about these documents?

 

Thanks!

 

-jamie s.

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Here's something for fish, Jamie.

 

http://ellipse.inhs.uiuc.edu:591/INHSColle...fishsearch.html

 

Type in "Fox River" for drainage and that'll give you the fish forage base.

 

This page has similar data bases for Crustaceans (i.e. crayfish), Ephemeroptera (mayflies), Plecoptera (stoneflies), and Trichoptera (Caddis flies)...

 

http://ellipse.inhs.uiuc.edu:591/INHSCollections/

 

 

The collections aren't comprehensive, but they'll have much of what you're looking for. There are also maps of where fish species have been collected embedded in their genus species names here:

 

http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/cbd/collections/fish/ilfish.html

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Wow, perfect! Thanks!

 

Okay, now do I dare to dream? Ideally, I'm also looking for something that describes the seasonality of fish movement/reproduction in a "warm water" river. Any suggestions?

 

-j

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Okay, now do I dare to dream? Ideally, I'm also looking for something that describes the seasonality of fish movement/reproduction in a "warm water" river. Any suggestions?

 

You can try a search on "spawning temperatures" but that information will be limited. A specific species will spawn at different temperatures in different systems and different sizes of fish will spawn at different times.

 

It won't be an "one size fits all" pattern.

 

 

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It won't be an "one size fits all" pattern.

 

Gotcha, I've started to realize that in the little info I've come across for individual species. What actually got me started on this was I was researching cold water info and started building a little table that had trout/char/sucker species spawing times and egg color/sizes. Then I started wondering if there was a classic text/reference that lays it all out from a multi-species, multi-season perspective for warm water fisheries. I haven't seen/heard of one, so I'm just picking up pieces here and there.... It's a long winter and I'm looking for some geeky reading. :)

 

-j

 

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