I spent most of yesterday boating around Missisquoi Bay. I was surprised at the amount of wild rice that I saw. I really didn't expect to see much with all the flooding and short growing season due to the high water. I could see lots of rice in Saxes Pothole, some along the west shore of Gander Bay, lots back in Big Marsh and Goose Bay Pool, lots up in Long Marsh Channel, and lots in Charcoal Creek in the area north of Rt. #78. I also saw large mats of smart weed scattered around the area. I did not see many ducks - perhaps the high water has them scattered back in the closed areas.