For the third summer, a survey of the fish in Spa Creek was taken over a six week period. Using a seine net the fish were gathered, identified, counted and then immediately released to limit the stress placed on the fish. All of the counts were taken at the same spot near the Truxtun Park Boat Ramp.
Here is a quick resource for some of the fish seen:
The two super common species seen are Striped Killifish and Mummichogs. Male Striped Killifish can be confused with Mummichogs because of their vertical bars. There are a few other less common species that look similar that were seen may also see (Rainwater Killifish, Mosquito Fish, Pupfish, Banded Killifish). White Perch in the picture to the right.
- Striped Killifish (notice males and females look different)
- Mummichogs (most easily confused with male Striped Killifish)
- Atlantic Silversides (possibly Inland Silversides too)
- White Perch (young-of-the-year and adults)
- Striped Bass (young-of-the-year)
- Atlantic Menhaden (young-of-the-year)
- Gizzard shad
|Striped Bass (age 1)||1|
|Striped Bass (young-of-the-year)||3||1||1||1|
|White Perch (young-of-the-year)|
|Mud Crab (Unidentified)||2||1|