Photos, Prints, Drawings Using a window screen, Dave Bailey strains water in search of hellgrammites. Upstream, Katherine lifts rocks that shelter the wary dobson fly larva, favored by smallmouth bass and other game fish living in the Marsh Fork of the Big Coal River.
Photos, Prints, Drawings
- Using a window screen, Dave Bailey strains water in search of hellgrammites. Upstream, Katherine lifts rocks that shelter the wary dobson fly larva, favored by smallmouth bass and other game fish living in the Marsh Fork of the Big Coal River.
- Contributor Names
- Bailey, Dave (Depicted)
- Katherine (Depicted)
- Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- August 30, 1997
- Subject Headings
- - Fishing
- - August
- - Summer
- - Hellgrammites
- - Fishing baits
- - Ethnography
- - Photographs
- - West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Sundial
- - West Virginia -- Coal River
- - Event: Fishing and Seining for Hellgrammites.
- - Hellgrammites, also known as "grampus," are the larva of the dobson fly. They first hatch in late spring and hide under rocks from would-be predators, such as red-eye, bass, walleye, and other game fish native to Coal River. Fishermen in the region capture hellgramites to use as bait.
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C059-09
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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