More than once, the expedition combined natural history observation with practical tasks such as collecting food supply. On June 15, 1805, Lewis descibed two species of fish new for him after one of his men, Goodrich, "who is remarkably fond of fishing caught several dozens fish of two species" above the mouth of the Marias River. One species was identified as the sauger and the second one as the goldeye.
Capt. Lewis, June 11, 1805
--... the other species is precisely the form and about the size of the well known fish called the Hickary ... more>>