This morning we caught several large trout but they did not rise well and about 11 we started for camp. Saw 3 [?] partridges on the way. Very tame--I threw my rod case at them several times but did not get them. At the dam we caught four or five more trout and came home with 15 fine ones weighing about 18 lbs. I felt silent and like being alone this evening, perhaps because I was very tired as I paddled all the way home. John came in having gone off yesterday morning to try to get a moose or caribou but returned empty handed and rather dejected.