Smith: Fishing fun on Lac La Belle overshadows eclipse

August 21 was a red-letter date on many American calendars. As you know – unless you’ve been under a rock on the third rock from the sun –  last Monday the moon blocked the sun in a solar eclipse.

The path of totality stretched from Oregon to South Carolina in one of the most notable celestial events of the century. Here in southeastern Wisconsin, the effects were more modest, with 83% of the sun blocked at its peak. Still the rare event caused my mind to race. Most of my thoughts were related to the outdoors: How would wildlife react to the unexpected loss of light? How about plants?

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