Buffalo Valley Boat Ramp

Date 6/25/2016

We had ten folks show up for the event. Only four of us fished afterward at the Rest Area. Fishing was very slow.

Here is the information we collected Saturday at the steps on the Caney Fork:

Water Temp 59 degrees

Water Clear

Water level low

Aquatics Collected:

3% Snails

9% Sow Bugs

70% Scuds

9% Worms

9% Others including leeches, black fly

Date: 10/17/2015

The stream survey today was attended by 9 club members:

  1. Gerdes, Pipkin, Ferrero, Eble, Peipon, Bersted, Keeton, Ritter, Spoonamore

We formed 4 survey groups and collected samples from 4 different locations close to the dam at Buffalo Valley Boat Ramp.

The water temp = 54 degrees

Water was clear

No appreciable odor

PH was 7

There appears to be a loss of river bed grass in the middle of the river. Very little other than gravel and small stones remain.

 

The collection teams found the following:

  1. 25 sow bugs
  2. 13 scuds
  3. 1 ant

 

After the survey eight of us went to the rest area off the 40 and fished that water until the water came up. We then went back to the steps up by the dam and fished there until about 1:45.

 

Date: 6/7/2014

Water Temp: 59° F

Macroinvertebrate Count

Use letter codes (A=1 – 9, B=10 – 99, C= 100 or more) to record the numbers of organisms found in a 3 foot by 3 foot area. Then add up the number of letter in each column and multiply by the indicated index value.


Good

_____   Caddisfly Larvae

_____   Dobsonfly Larvae

_____   Mayfly Nymphs

_____   Other Snails

_____   Riffle Beetle Adult

_____   Stonefly Nymphs

_____   Water Penny Larvae

Fair

_____   Beetle Larvae

_____   Clams

_____   Crane Fly Larvae

_____   Crayfish

_____   Damselfly Nymph

_____   Dragonfly Nymphs

__A__  Scuds

__B__   Sowbugs

_____   Aherix

Poor

_____   Aquatic Worms

_____   Blackfly Larvae

_____   Leeches

__B__   Midge Larvae

_____   Pouch Snails

 

Date: 5/3/2014

Water Temp: 54° F

Macroinvertebrate Count

Use letter codes (A=1 – 9, B=10 – 99, C= 100 or more) to record the numbers of organisms found in a 3 foot by 3 foot area.  Then add up the number of letter in each column and multiply by the indicated index value.

Good

_____   Caddisfly Larvae

_____   Dobsonfly Larvae

_____   Mayfly Nymphs

_____   Other Snails

_____   Riffle Beetle Adult

_____   Stonefly Nymphs

_____   Water Penny Larvae

Fair

_____   Beetle Larvae

__A__  Clams

_____   Crane Fly Larvae

__A__  Crayfish

_____   Damselfly Nymph

_____   Dragonfly Nymphs

__B__   Scuds

__B__   Sowbugs

_____   Aherix

Poor

_____   Aquatic Worms

_____   Blackfly Larvae

_____   Leeches

__B__   Midge Larvae

_____   Pouch Snails

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