I arrived on the scene early Monday only to find that; Yes the alewife had been running and Sunday there had been birds feeding, but no alewife had come in since yesterday. Most of the fish were in the ladder, with only a small number waiting at the mouth to enter.
All was not lost. It was back in the car and further up the road to check another river. At one spot nothing, but the other there were some fish headed up stream with attendant osprey and gulls trying to catch them. Unfortunately, the action was sporadic and often far from the accessible areas along the river bank. However, occasionally the fishing action would be close by (if close is measured by a 500mm lens with a teleconverter attached) some of the successful "fishermen" would fly by with their catch on their way back to the nest.
Here are some of the photos I took. Click on the image to visit the gallery where you can click on Slideshow to see full screen versions.
On the whole it was a productive day. However, checking back at the fish ladder no new fish had arrived. With almost freezing temps overnight, plus a colder day forecast for tomorrow, I didn't expect my luck would change, so my two day adventure was transformed into a very long day trip.