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Old 05-26-2005, 11:43 AM
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All I can tell you is while fishing the White River in Arkansas recently, a companion noticed my gravel guards were COVERED with scuds when we exited the water. We removed a lot of them and examined them. These were all an olive green color due to the moss that was prevelant in the stream at the time. Scuds take on the color of what they are eating. I have seen a few white ones, but most are tan, olive, or an orange color (usually these orange ones are dead or dying.)

Do you use a screen to sein for acquatics? If not, get some fine mesh screen material (at a home improvement store) and tie a couple of square feet between two wooden dowels. Hold the screen under the current for a minute or two and see if you don't come up with some very interesting critters in your net...
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