jude Posted June 17, 2008 Report Share Posted June 17, 2008 It's that time of year again! Karen and the DNR need our help manning their Rock River tributary creek sampling project. If you've ever wondered "what lies beneath", now's your chance to find out. I realize these are weekdays, but it would be a vacation day well spent! The process: two people lead the charge upstream, spreading the electric seine from bank to bank. Following behind are several netters. They scoop up stunned fish with long handled nets and deposit them in an aerated tub. The tub sits on a small "boat" which also carries the generator. After a predetermined stretch has been completed, the DNR folks ID, weigh, and measure each fish prior to its live release. It's a lot of work, and a lot of fun. When you cross a decent sized hole, the action can be fast and furious as you try to net hundreds of stunned fish. The DNR people are very knowledgeable, and also have a lot of fun doing their jobs. Below is the schedule, which is subject to change due to creek levels/weather. Waders are required, preferably neoprene. Breathables may let a slight tingle of juice through if you get too close to the seine. Don't let that stop you. You can just stay back a few feet and net the stragglers. If you're interested (and who wouldn't be!?) please PM me with questions or times that you can commit. The DNR really counts on us, as we count on them. Thanks.....Jude NEW DATES POSTED ON 7-26 Rock River Basin Survey - July 2008 Schedule ELECTRIC SEINE SITES * Monday - July 28, 2008: 10:00 a.m. PT-01. Kinnikinnick Creek. Elect. seine. Located in Boone County Forest Preserve along Caledonia Road. 815-547-7935. Dan Kane. Gazateer page 18- A3, * Monday - July 28, 2008: 1:00 p.m. PL-18. Kyte River, Electric seine. Located at golf course on Flagg Road west of Rochelle. Flagg/Rochelle Park District. * Tuesday - July 29, 2008: 9:00 a.m. PN-03. Leaf River. Elect. seine. Located at White Eagle Camp south of Daisy Road and just east of Adeline. Gazateer page 17 - C6. * Tuesday - July 29, 2008: 1:00 p.m. PJ-01. Pine Creek, Electric seine. Located in White Pines Forest State Park at first ford. * Wednesday - July 30, 2008: 9:00 a.m. PHE-01. Buffalo Creek, Elec. Seine. Located north of Sterling at bridge on James Road off of Freeport Road SW of Polo. Gazateer Page 25 - A5. * Wednesday - July 30, 2008: 1:00 p.m.PZR-03. Three Mile Branch, Elec. Seine. Located just east of Rock Falls at corner of Dixon Ave (Rock Island Road) and Nelson Road. Gazateer Page 25. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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