Yesterday, as I was running along the C & O Canal I was reminded about what an excellent fishing spot it is. For one thing, there was a guy who was actually reeling in a fish as I was jogging by, and for another, there were plenty more fish visible from the towpath.
The water level in the canal fluctuates widely based on location, weather and other factors. Depending on where you're standing along the tow path, it may be little more than large puddle, and at other locations and times, it's multiple feet deep.
I did capture this photo of a bale of turtles swimming by:
(There's at least 6, if not 7 turtles above - can you find them all?)
Given how accessible the canal is, I'd think this would be the perfect kids fishing hole. Perhaps when we have our nephew and nieces in town this summer, we'll have to give it a try.