Tree-Bones & Brookies, Courtesy of Beavers.
Keeweenaw County, 2006. 30 x 20 in, acrylic on half-inch foam board.
Beavers can back up a stream into small ponds that sometimes harbor
significant brook trout. These are most productive in the first year or
two and some trout-hunters specialize in reading top maps just trying
to locate new beaver ponds. A lot of work for small inch fish! Scenes
such as this were the inspiration for one of my character’s names –the
former conservation officer, turned vice cop in Detroit who loves to
fish for brook trout, Luticious Treebone.