Had a bit of trouble when summer came and the nearby lakes dried up. Couldn't figure out why my dwarves wouldn't fish in the river that I made sure was nearby! Turns out they couldn't get to it, haha! A few quick channels and it's good to go.
Also going to try and start including images with the posts so you can get a feel for what's going on. You can see the river, channels I dug, a dried up lake, and my temp base camp while I start on the main fort.