Peggy Varner is a Canadian paddler, freelance writer, and communications professional with a blog about sea kayaking, paddling, outdoor, travel, and perspective.
What a sweet ending; see it wasn't a mean perch but a protective parent - with cute offspring!
Seeing hundreds of little baby fish in the same spot the mother fish was protecting just a few weeks earlier pretty much confirmed the fish's behaviour. How cool. I didn't know lake fish did that.