Snow and sunshine

Hooks baited with worms are clipped to trotlines in an effort to catch pallid sturgeon in the Lower Missouri River.

On Monday, it was snowing when we woke up and it was snowing when we went home at the end of our workday.  Some time before we went to bed it stopped, but I’m not sure when.  When it was all said and done, it was reported that Columbia, Missouri, received over 7 inches of snow on March 14, 2011. 

But today was a new day.  In some ways, it fell like a whole new season.  Today, we woke up to sunshine (well, maybe partly sunny), we hooked up the boats and headed to the river to set trotlines and gill nets.  This gear will sit in the river over night.  We’ll return to the river tomorrow and tonight we’ll dream of the gravid pallid sturgeon we hope to catch.

About Emily Pherigo

Emily is no longer with the Comprehensive Sturgeon Research Project. When she was here, she was a biologist contracted to the Comprehensive Sturgeon Research Project. Most of her time was spent at a computer performing QA/QC on data or updating figures and graphs most used by Aaron DeLonay. However, she occasionally made it to the river, where she enjoyed seeing pallid sturgeon and was reminded why she entered the natural resources field.
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