I have paddled several times on flatwater so far this year twice on my lake, Lake Congamond  and once on rainbow resevoir.  Paddling both times have been in flooded lakes which really open up new areas to paddle that were to shallow in the past.  Saw a giant snapping turtle last time gigantic probably 30 pounds and 2  1/2 feet long shell.

Lake Congamond

Rainbow Resevoir