American Fish And How To Catch Them; A Hand-book For Fishing

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byM. C. Weidmeyer

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SUCKER. Catostomis Communis. Also known as "Common Sucker" and " Chub." Found in the Hudson and Delaware Rivers and their tributaries; also in other rivers and many of the lakes of the Middle and New England States. Taken from August to November. A low-priced and abundant fish in our markets, of little account for table use. But like the Carp, if well spiced, seasoned, and gravied, this fish may be rendered quite palatable. Tackle same as for Trout. For bait, worms are preferred. 28 SHAD. Alosa Prostabitis. Are rarely angled for in Northern waters, but taken in large numbers with gillnets, as they ascend rivers from the sea. These they enter and descend for the purpose of spawning, and after annual ocean visitations the Shad return, in separate divisions, to their native streams. "Up-river" Shad are marketable; *' down-rivers" out of condition and not captured. They enter the Hudson in March or April, and descend in May and June. Epicures prize the unctuous females and their roe. - Male Shad are smaller fish; but their flesh is firmest and finest grained. Connecticut River Shad have a predominant reputation for flavor. Usual weight from three to five pounds. Within the past few years net-fishing has been recklessly pursued, and the fish are becoming less numerous. We first hear of Shad on our coasts in January and February, when they ascend the Savannah River. Thereafter they advance northward, and are announced as successively entering the North Carolina sounds, Norfolk Bay, James River, Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, Delaware River, Hudson River, Connecticut River, and so on as far as the waters of Maine. For angling use a strong Trout-rod, long line and large, gaudy fly. 3° MACKEREL. Scomber Vernalis. Also known as "Spring Mackerel." The well-known " cro...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SUCKER. Catostomis Communis. Also known as "Common Sucker" and " Chub." Found in the Hudson and Delaware Rivers and their tributaries...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217165648

ISBN - 13:9780217165648

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