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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: try every possible means to break away. But when landed, if of good size, say from twenty-five to fifty pounds, he will amply repay all trials and disappointments. Many of the islands south of Cape Cod are owned by clubs which have fitted up houses and employ men to "chum" or feed the fish so as to keep them about the rocks, and thus the owners are quite sure of sport whenever the weather is favorable. Fresh-water Fish. In the fresh-water ponds and rivers are found the salmon, trout, pickerel, black bass, and perch. The pickerel lives in the warmer waters and more sluggish streams; it spawns in the spring, and is in good condition most of the year. Very good sport may be had in trolling for it with the spoon baits, or with small fish. In the winter, it is captured by setting lines in holes cut through the ice. The black bass was brought to Massachusetts by Mr. Tisdale, of Wareham, about thirty years ago, from New York, and has been placed in many ponds, until now it is so plenty as to take the most prominent place among our fresh-water fish. Larger than the perch, and full of pluck, it affords much pleasure in the capture. The ponds in Plymouth are well stocked with bass, and many Boston people go there to fish. I think few are aware what a pleasant town Plymouth is, and what opportunities it offers for fishing and other sports. Although so near to Boston; its woods and lakes are as wild as when the Pilgrims landed. The trout is the most beautiful of all fish, and has afforded recreation for thousands of years to lovers of nature throughout the Temperate Zone. The most plenty of all the game fish, it may be angled for with the commonest tackle, as a willow stick cut by the side of the stream, or withvery elaborate apparatus, and in either case it gives to the en...
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