Bait Angling for Common Fishes by Louis RheadBait Angling for Common Fishes by Louis Rhead

Bait Angling for Common Fishes

byLouis Rhead

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...roach or redfin. In rapid currents, pieces of fish with the skin white or silvery, and trimmed in a shape so that it will spin nicely. I have caught them on a spinner with a bright colored bass fly on the end. But certainly the best sport is with the fly at evening on running streams. The most likely places are casting over deep and swift water, just at the foot of rapids, or on a rocky lee shore, when there is a brisk wind blowing. In such places they congregate in search of minnows that are rendered almost helpless by the churning water. I consider the pike perch, especially in running water, a good gamey fish, he takes the bait quite savagely, and when hooked is a vigorous fighter, pulling in jerks and tugs, which are strong and powerful. For that reason very young anglers should not attempt to fish for pike perch unless a grown-up is in the boat or by the river-side. For lake fishing the rod should be stout and well built, with a strong silk or fine cuttyhunk line; the hooks should be snelled with gimp or piano wire, because, like the pickerel, their sharp teeth easily cut through the stoutest gut. Have a sinker dropped down to find the proper depth to adjust the float, three or four shots should be placed on the snell to keep the minnow down in deep water. Some anglers use two hooks, but I do not see the advantage of it, except the extra excitement of landing a double, which is sometimes very inconvenient and often leads to serious loss of tackle as well as patience. Certainly more fish are caught on dull, cloudy, windy days, and in the evenings. In minnow fishing quite a large hook is advisable--size Nos. 2)0 to 3o, if the fish run a good size. The method of hooking a minnow is the same as for pickerel--that is, place the point...
Title:Bait Angling for Common FishesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217337678

ISBN - 13:9780217337670