Saturday, January 12, 2013

Kennebec Smeltin'

We’re driving through the Kennebec River towns north of Merrymeeting Bay, looking for fishing camps. Catching a bucket of smelt is our goal. But the frozen surfaces are thinner than usual this year, where there’s ice at all...[t]hin, silvery-pink fish often not much longer than an outstretched hand, rainbow smelt are known to live primarily in saltwater bays, but spawn in fresh water--famously, under the ice of the Kennebec River.
 John C.L. Morgan

Related: Ice Breaker (March 23, 2009)

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