The Canoe River is a river in southeastern Massachusetts. It is 16 miles long, and a tributary of the Taunton River. The Canoe River arises from headwaters near Lake Massapoag in Sharon, and meanders generally southwards through the towns of Sharon, Foxborough, Mansfield, and Easton to empty into Winnecunnet Pond in Norton. The pond is in turn drained by the Mill River which joins the Taunton River and ultimately empties into Narragansett Bay.----------------------Approximately 50,000 people who live in the towns of Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, and Sharon receive their drinking water from the Canoe River Aquifer. The remainder of the population draws its drinking water from other sources. The Canoe River is 16 miles in length and provides recharge to the aquifers that make up the Canoe River sub watershed. It is located within the Taunton River Watershed. The Canoe River Aquifer is a Sole Source Aquifer. A sole source aquifer is one that supplies at least fifty percent of the drinking water consumed in the area overlying the aquifer. In these communities, there are no alternative drinking water sources that could physically, legally, and economically supply all of those who depend upon the aquifer for drinking water. The Canoe River Aquifer is also an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). An ACEC is an area containing highly significant environmental resources and has been designated by the Secretary of Environmental Affairs. The Canoe River Aquifer Advisory Committee (CRAAC) was created in 1987. It was created to educate the public about the need to protect the Aquifer.***************************Canoe River (British Columbia):Canoe River is a tributary of the Columbia River in British Columbia, Canada. Its lower reach is flooded by Mica Dam. The lower Canoe River is called Canoe Reach, part of the Mica Dam's reservoir, Kinbasket Lake.---------The Canoe River begins in the Cariboo Mountains, west of Valemount, British Columbia, and flows east to the vicinity of Valemount, then southeast to join the Columbia River at the "Big Bend" of the Columbia, just upriver from Mica Dam. The reservoir created by Mica Dam, Kinbasket Lake, extends up the Canoe River nearly to Valemount. This impounded portion of the river is called the Canoe Reach of Kinbasket Lake. Although originally the mouth of the Canoe River was at the Big Bend of the Columbia, today it is said to be at the northern end of Canoe Reach. The main tributaries of Canoe River and Canoe Reach include Camp Creek, Packsaddle Creek, Dave Henry Creek, Yellowjacket Creek, Bulldog Creek, Ptarmigan Creek, Hugh Allan Creek, Grouse Creek, Windfall Creek, Howard Creek, Foster Creek (flows into Foster Arm), Dawson Creek, and, right at Big Bend, Wood River (flows into Wood Arm). Most of Canoe River, in the form of Canoe Reach, occupies the Rocky Mountain Trench, the same valley as the upper Fraser River and its tributary the McLennan River, which reaches to Valemount. The Canoe River and Camp Creek, one of its main tributaries, drain a region just north and east of the headwaters of the North Thompson River.The Canoe River was named by David Thompson, who spent the winter near the river's mouth in 1811.----------------------Largemouth put up a very respectable fight for the sport fisherman, though many say their cousin species the smallmouth bass can best them pound for pound. Adult largemouth bass generally occupy the apex predator niche, even though they are preyed upon by many animals while young. This dignifies them with a level of sporting prestige as quarry. Anglers often fish for largemouth bass with fishing lures such as plastic worm, crankbait and spinnerbait. It is common practice among anglers to release them alive. Largemouth bass respond well to catch and release because of their hardiness, and the ability of their large mouth to withstand repeated hook injuries without compromising their ability to feed or damaging their gills.---------Largemouth spawn in shallow lakes and ponds in the spring, when the water temperatures reach about 64° F and some spawn in 70 to 74 degrees. Most people have found that the larger fish spawn first and in deeper water. Females can lay up to a million eggs during each season in a shallow depression that the male forms in the ground. The male will then guard the eggs and fry, driving away any predators that come too close to the nest site.