This backwood scene is just a few hundred yards from downtown South Bound Brook.
Where: The D & R Canal
Weather: Fair skies, 63 degrees, S wind at 7mph
Barometric Pressure: 29.87in and steady
Relative Humidity: 62%
Moon: Waxing, just before full
Water Conditions: Stained
Not to mention, and I crap you not, I scared two snakes out of a TREE over-hanging the canal and watched them drop into the water as I passed by. I have spent an incredible amount of time in the woods and water in New Jersey and this was the first time I have ever seen a snake in a tree. I'm not even sure what species of snake that lives in Middlesex County would be climbing a tree.
There were tons of turtles out too, including a big snapper. I'd be willing to bet that the D & R canal has more turtles per acre of water than anyplace else in this state.
Lots of birds too. I even spied and Oriole.
But no fish.