|Photo by BioGuy|
When I was backpacking on the south side of the Lake, we saw a weird white object from one side of a large inlet. We hiked for over an hour around to the other side and got close enough to see a paddlefish. He had been floating for hours on the top of the water with a full swim bladder. His belly was red and blistered from the sun. I did not know he was endangered at the time and used a hypodermic syringe from my medkit to puncture the swim bladder. After several minutes of moving water across his gills he swam off vigorously. It was a long shot but after being in the sun that long he at least deserved to return to the deep water, even if he didn't make it. Who knows.