Friday, June 19, 2009


On Tuesday there were a whole school of pike - or muskie? Swimming around below Boys Dam. Impressive! They are beautiful and strange looking (and not easily fooled by fishermen.) I didn't get a picture but did get (a blurry) one of a large fish - a carp or sucker - jumping up on the face of the dam. They do that a lot, but my camera is too slow to catch them. A fisherman told me they were eating the algae off the face of the dam.

Besides the human fishermen, there is the heron.

Monday, June 15, 2009

June 14

Nice sunny day. I pulled my kayak into the water below the dam and paddled down to Scidmore Park. A very fast current and some downed trees made the trip more exciting, but all of the sunken hazards were well under water. Upstream is more fun!