NANFA-- Fish day
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 00:01:45 EDT

Spent the morning today with a tenant of mine who is a professional
photographer shooting the tanks. She made quite a process of it all. The fish
were quite uncooperative and really taught me a lot of respect for the art of
fish photography.
Hope to have some good ones to put up soon.
Sharon and I went out and did some dip netting in the afternoon in an
interesting little series of ponds created in the 19th century when a series
of ship's locks were abandoned. The ponds are isolated by interstate 95 on
one side and an un-navigable salt bay not twenty feet away on the other. I
have been curious about this little spot all my life.
We found no fish in reach from the shore but some nice plants I have yet
to identify and to my surprise a good deal of duck weed.
In the rivulets separating the ponds we netted a bunch of sunfish fry, a
few of which we brought home for the tanks. They seem to be adapting well but
have lost the brilliant blue they had when caught. Has anyone seen this
happen before?
Thanks to everyone for such a great discussion forum. I look forward to
this bulletin board with great anticipation every day.
Scott Burner
Cumberland Maine

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