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Crawfish of Missouri – Spothanded Crayfish

12.06.2008 in Uncategorized

The most distinctive feature of this moderately large crayfish is the presence of a conspicuous black spot on each pincer near the base of the movable finger. The carapace is reddish brown or olive-brown, with a narrow crescent-shaped dark bar across its hind margin. The…

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28.05.2008 in Uncategorized

Can been see along the North Fork where it stakes out a fishing territory. Needs to let you know you have entered his territory. Diet is near 100% fish. There seems to be a noisy pair every 1/2 mile along the river.

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Topaz on the North Fork of the White River featured

Topaz on the North Fork of the White River

25.05.2008 in Uncategorized

Click to enlarge The town of Topaz was built in the late 1800’s on the upper North Fork, only about 6-8 miles below the highest put-in point for a float trip. During the 1940’s-1950’s Topaz became a Ghost Town. Even in the mid 1960’s when…

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