The big game fishes of the United States by Charles Frederick HolderThe big game fishes of the United States by Charles Frederick Holder

The big game fishes of the United States

byCharles Frederick Holder

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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.1903 Excerpt: ...--Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and others--are all famous, especially Cuttyhunk and others, many being preserves for striped-bass fishing. At Fisher's Island, off New London, I have found excellent fishing for blackfish and bluefish. Block Island and vicinity is a famous fishing-ground. In the vicinity of New York the various grounds are well known, and professional fishermen can be found all alongshore from Hell Gate to Fort Hamilton, and on the Jersey coast; while in the summer daily steamers take ardent anglers to the fishing-banks. Old Point Comfort and vicinity is a prolific ground, and at all the seaports--Beaufort, Charleston, Savannah, and Fernandina--the angler will find more or less excellent fishing for sheepshead, drum, and "sea-trout." At Fernandina, in the mouth of the river, channel-bass and sea-trout are found, and I have had good sport at the mouth of the St. Johns with channelbass and sea-trout, not to speak of exhilarating shark-fishing. Pilottown is on the north side; Mayport on the south, reached by boat from Fernandina or from Jacksonville; or a pleasant trip is by small boat from Fernandina on the "inside." From here south the fishing increases, and the angler can now reach extreme Southern Florida by rail and find palatial hotels alongshore affording creature comforts, a marked contrast to the conditions which existed twenty-five years ago, when Southern Florida was comparatively unknown and the angler reached St. Augustine from the St. Johns River by an uncertain mule route, making his way to the Indian River as best he could. The latter is one of the most interesting and fertile regions in America for certain fishes, channel-bass, crevally, snapper, bluefish, sheepshead, sea-trout Cynoscion), mangrove or gray snapper, Spanish macke...
Title:The big game fishes of the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217622283

ISBN - 13:9780217622288