The Salmon Fisher by Charles HallockThe Salmon Fisher by Charles Hallock

The Salmon Fisher

byCharles Hallock

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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... says, became more numerous as his party advanced northward, and "hardly a lake failed to respond to our angling efforts." Said lakes constituted the feeders of rapid affluents of the Great Fish and Kettle rivers, and were inhabited by monster salmon weighing up to seventy-five pounds, whose vertical transverse sections were found to measure twenty (!) inches deep. Schwatka is of the opinion that a very large proportion of these salmon remain under the ice the greater part of the year, for the "angling" which he speaks of is mainly done through wells cut through ice six feet thick, into which bait and spear are inserted; and he suggests that these fish become imprisoned in deep holes by the water freezing to the bottom of the shallowest places and inclosing them. The number must certainly be very considerable, as the Esquimaux could most always get a fish by thrusting a spear into the holes at random; and the fish were very fat, so fat, he says, that they could be fried in their own oil if only the smallest amount of grease were first put into the pan to prevent burning. No doubt these fish recuperated in these ice-locked lakes after they had spawned, and they must have found an abundance of food. Arctic salmon are not singular in this respect. There is invariably a fag end of the autumn run which remains all winter in the headwaters of the Laurentian tributaries, and only last winter (1890) as many as two hundred well conditioned salmon were taken through the ice with nets by market fishermen at the head of Belisle Bay, a pocket of the river St. John, in New Brunswick, thirty miles above the mouth of the river. This bay in the winter season is heavily stocked with pickerel, chub, suckers and other small fresh-water fish, though at very...
Title:The Salmon FisherFormat: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 - 10:0217921507

ISBN - 13:9780217921503