Skip to comments.Rare minnows rescued from Texas river amid drought
Posted on 09/16/2011 2:46:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Wading through a muddy river bed to reach shallow pools of water, wildlife biologists scooped up hundreds of minnows Friday in one of the first rescues of fish threatened by the state's worst drought in decades.
The scientists collected smalleye shiners and sharpnose shiners from the Brazos River about 2,300 on Thursday and 800 Friday. The fish, which are found only in the Brazos and nowhere else in the world,..
With the water drying up in the drought, the minnows don't have the 100 miles of river they need to reproduce. ..
A team rescued 110 federally threatened Arkansas River shiners and 60 peppered chubs from the Canadian River in the Texas Panhandle near the New Mexico border last week and took them to a federal fish hatchery in Oklahoma.
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baits the hook.. tosses the line in the pond..
you’re baiting me...no, wait.
A minnow is a damn minnow no matter what fancy name you give to them. We’ve got so many minnows in this country that some places put them on pizza to get rid of them.
I guess humans are not “federally threatened” enough to get assistance from the gubbermint.
Time to go fishin’!
ACORN has registered every stinking minnow and is carrying them to the polls in fishbowls! Why not just todd a crappie or bass into the puddles and let nature take its course?
And we are going to have a mini fish fry this weekend!
To cut down on calories ya know.
ACORN has registered every stinking minnow and is carrying them to the polls in fishbowls! Why not just toss a crappie or bass into the puddles and let nature take its course?
"Yeah but this is different..."
I thought liberals believed in Darwin, and the Law of the fittest?.............
They were delicious.
Gotta wonder how much we’re paying for each minnow that was saved (or created)
where I come from we call them ‘bait’
You thought wrong
Scientists and rational people who have studied biology know that natural selection results in survival of species.
Being conservative or liberal is not involved in the issue
I used to net buckets of minnows (in the hills) to use for bait in lake fishing - and learned that even though the streams appear to be gone, little pools survive in great numbers, along with great numbers of minnows.
Problem is too many 'biologists' like these just have no long-term experience - and no clue about the nature of nature itself.
How many does it take to make a fish sammich?
Nah, them’s numbers...
“They were delicious.”
You’re not supposed to eat the bait!!
Most of them.
They are saving them so they can beat up the oil industry later.
Endangered is ok, extinct is bad.
Lets see who will loose out to these fish in the future.
“I thought liberals believed in Darwin, and the Law of the fittest?.............”
They do. They think minnows are more fit than humans.
I thought, surely, the minnows would be lost, after a 3 hour tour?
“Most of them.”
Catfish disguised as biologists.
This drought is horrifying.
I cant imagine what it will be like if we have to sustain another year of it.
used shinners a many a time on the red river.Beautiful bait fish...lasts long time on a hook.Best catfish bait there is
I guess I had better go down to the river this weekend to check it out.
Mickey said the river was running good and that the trees were all fine, but that was in mid August.
Proving that “endangered” species can be relocated.
No need to ever stop another construction project.
I like to use shad for stripers
I certainly sympathize with the people in Texas, some of my relatives winter there...but the drought is a natural event and I'm not sure that we should be interfering with her. I guess saving a minnow species has its high points, but zillions of species have become extinct and the earth goes on without them......we'll see, maybe we are smarter than God....probably not.
What, you don’t like sushi?
My spottails are troopers. I can cast them out 50 feet and they will swim back to their school regardless of what gear (hook, sinker, bob) I saddle them with. I hook mine through the the middle of the back, right above the lateral line.
Some people hook them through the mouth.
Black bloodsuckers is not a racist remark, just a type of bloodsucker....:O)
Woohoo! I got 18 seconds of drizzle today!!! Yep, 18 whole seconds. First we’ve had in who knows how long.
Mouths tear out to easy.
You'll want to bring along those pliers ☺
“With the water drying up in the drought, the minnows don’t have the 100 miles of river they need to reproduce. .. “
I bet they would reproduce in my 40 gallon aquarium.
Now if God kills off the minnows is it still Bush’s fault?
Thank goodness! Now I can sleep tonight.
And for God sakes don’t forget the gas mask....LOL
The trick is to kill all the minnows you see. They are then extinct and not endangered..Land and water is safe for us humans instead of a stupid hunk of bait...
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