Bass, pike, perch and other game fishes of America

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJames Alexander Henshall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... It feeds on small marine organisms, and grows to a length of two feet, occasionally, though its usual size is ten or twelve inches, and average weight from one to three or four pounds. It is an excellent food-fish, though its good qualities in this respect are not generally known. It spawns in the spring. It is usually taken in seines in the bays of the Gulf coast, and salted with mullet and sheepshead by the fishermen. It can be caught by the angler with a very small hook, No. 5 or 6, and cut clam or conch bait. It is a fair game-fish on light tackle, which may be the same as advised for the Bermuda chub. THE PIN-FISH (Lagodon rhomboides) Lagodon rhomboides. The Pin-fish. Body elongate, elliptical; head 3i; depth 2; eye 4; scales 10-65-17; D. XII, 11; A. lll, 11; mouth moderate, maxillary not reaching front of orbit; head flattened; snout pointed; profile not very steep; 4 incisors in each jaw, all deeply notched; two series of molars in each jaw; dorsal fin single, with high spines; caudal fin deeply forked. The pin-fish, also called sailor's choice and bream in some localities, belongs to the family Sparida, and is closely related to the sheepshead of that family, having incisor and molar teeth. It differs from it in the conformation of the skull. The pin-fish was first described by Linnaeus, in 1766, from specimens sent to him by Dr. Garden from South Carolina. He named it rhomboides, meaning "rhomboid," from the shape of its body. It is abundant on the South Atlantic and Gulf coasts, extending south to Cuba, and occasionally north to Cape Cod. It is found in all bays on the east and west coasts of Florida. Its body is symmetrical, being rather evenly curved on both dorsal and ventral lines, and rather deep; its head is large, with a depression in fro...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... It feeds on small marine organisms, and grows to a length of two feet, occasionally, though its usual size is ten or twelve in...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217775993

ISBN - 13:9780217775991

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