Fish consumption advisory

Attention Lake Boon fishers! A summary of fish conditions in Massachusetts was updated in February by the State Department of Public Health.

In Lake Boon, children under twelve, pregnant or nursing mothers, and women of childbearing age are advised to not eat Black Crappie or Largemouth Bass because of mercury contamination. Others are advised to limit Black Crappie and Largemouth Bass consumption to no more than two 8 to 12 oz servings a month.

You can download a list of advisories for rivers and ponds statewide here:

Spring wind and high water reminder

With ice unlikely to reform, the first of the Lake Boon dam boards were finally replaced last Friday. With lots of precipitation this week, and spring winds a-blowing, be sure boats, floats and docks are secured to prevent them from drifting away with the high winds, waves and higher water levels.

FYI, the fierce red-headed Loch Boon Monster was seen swimming its way to escape a drifting ice flow in the first basin earlier this month!