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Fisherman's Lures And Game-Fish Food | by Louis Rhead



With colored pictures from life of various creatures fish eat and new improved artificial imitation floating nature lures chart-plans to show the haunts where fish feed on them in lake and stream

TitleFisherman's Lures And Game-Fish Food
AuthorLouis Rhead
PublisherCharles Scribner's Sons
Year1920
Copyright1920, Charles Scribner's Sons
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Fisherman s Lures And Game Fish Food 3

That All Fishermen May Keep Their Memory Fresh And Green This Book Is Affectionately Inscribed To Three Angling Writers And Dear Companions But Lately Gone Over And Beyond

Charles Hallock, M.A.

Colonel Wm. C. Harris

Kivert (Kit) Clarke

Fisherman s Lures And Game Fish Food 1
-Preface
This book has a twofold object. First: To multiply largely all species of game-fish for the people's use by a new method and a logical system of feeding that will more rapidly attain a better result...
-Illustrations
When the pussy-willows bloom.......Frontispiece Page Adult brown trout feeding on minnows . . Facing page 10 Minnows and young of other fish that game-fishes consume as food...........Facing page 2...
-Introductory. Encouraging The Growth And Abundance Of Game-Fish
In aquatic life the battle for existence and the survival of the strong are convincingly proved. It is very fortunate that the larger game-fishes continually take a big toll of the young of undesirabl...
-Encouraging The Growth And Abundance Of Game-Fish. Continued
In short, this opening chapter begins with an earnest plea to persuade every angler in this broad land, first to force upon himself a stern self-sacrificing abstinence from the capture of small-sized ...
-I. The Importance Of Minnows And Their Allies For Game-Fish Food
Making a wide, though general, survey of what game-fish consume as food, it is certain the varied members of the trout, bass, and pike families subsist almost entirely on a fish diet, principally on t...
-The Importance Of Minnows And Their Allies For Game-Fish Food. Continued
The varied selection of minnows shown in the colored plate are indigenous to the entire northern continent of America. They are but a small portion of those available for planting or breeding purposes...
-II. Characteristic Habits Of Various Surface And Bottom Creatures That Game-Fish Eat Their Relative Value As Baits
The different creatures here mentioned I think best to describe in a separate chapter from the minnows in order to fit in with the illustrations. It is a remarkable and perhaps a wise provision of nat...
-The Hellgrammite
The most active and prolonged wriggler of all live baits is the hellgrammite, an exceedingly effective bass bait. Because of the extreme toughness of the larva, its constant wriggle and continued life...
-The Crawfish
In placing the crawfish second in value as a bait, I do so because it is equally effective in swift streams and in placid lakes over almost the entire continent of North America. Indeed wherever bass ...
-The Cricket
Next after the crawfish I consider the cricket third in value, because it is eagerly taken by all game-fish, both in lake or stream. Its jumping propensities in meadows through which meanders a trout ...
-The Grasshopper
What has been said concerning the cricket exactly fits the grasshopper, of which there are a great many species, differing both in size and color, that appear during the latter half of the summer. The...
-The Lamprey
This most excellent bass bait is another of limited service. Bass and chub seem to be the only fish that take it with any degree of certainty. Its peculiar wriggle while swimming is its best point, fo...
-The Green And Brown Frogs
I do not place the frog so far down on the list because of its being inferior to the others as an effective bait, but by reason of its limited availability. The frog is not always, everywhere effectiv...
-Various Caterpillars
Myriads of these creepers of every conceivable size and color drop into the water from overhanging boughs of trees and bushes, or are washed away from the sides by floods throughout the season, and ki...
-Dragon-Flies And Darning-Needles
Many anglers of the Middle West and Southern waters claim that the medium-size dragon-fly and the small darning-needle are both excellent natural baits for several game-fishes in the shallow weedy wat...
-The Mouse Bait
Up to the present time I have not yet attempted to make an artificial mouse, though I feel sure a good one will be found of great service to use in larger rivers and the edge of lakes. I have on sever...
-III. New Bottom-Creeper Baits For Trout Not Heretofore Known
Every angler must be deeply interested in things that are new and likely to be good lures to entice either rainbows, brown trout, or natives - possibly all three - more especially so if we can get the...
-Library Of The Woodstock Club
Under the most favorable conditions, the bottom beds of lakes and streams, where game-fish are at all plentiful, are not crowded with creepers. In the battle of life aquatic creatures are instinctivel...
-IV. How Different Foods Affect Game-Fishes
While I am convinced of the truth that the insect diet of game-fishes induces a faster growth and more gamy qualities, it is out of the question for nature to supply even a small part of the insects t...
-How Different Foods Affect Game-Fishes. Continued
I have also seen a small-mouth bass of good size in its lair of deep, though moving water, slyly watch a kicking crawfish pass along overhead, then in a leisurely way follow after, view it a few secon...
-V. Bottom Fish Food In Lakes In Relation To Why Trout Don't Take Flies
Here we have a condition that is simplicity itself, yet it has puzzled and vexed many anglers whose conservative ideas never take a turn, and who reason the matter trying to solve a problem that is as...
-VI. Nocturnal Feeding Of Game-Fish
Very numerous are the devices seen in the tackle shops to capture fish at night, most of them being a sort of luminous paint on spoons or plugs. Successful or not, the fact remains that at certain tim...
-VII. A Descriptive Chart-Plan To Show The Haunts Where Trout Feed In A Running Stream
Trout fishermen doubtless have often been perplexed at their non-success after all known efforts have been employed - when on previous occasions they have been lucky in the very same water. The elusiv...
-A Descriptive Chart-Plan To Show The Haunts Where Trout Feed In A Running Stream. Continued
During this course you will probably have had strikes in different situations, and with the way to handle it this chapter has nothing to do. The new position you should take is to stand in the middle ...
-VIII. A Descriptive Chart-Plan Of Lake Where Fish Abide When Feeding
We shall now specifically describe where bass and pike are generally wont to abide, the kind of food they take, the proper baits to use, and the whereabouts we may try for them in lakes and ponds. In ...
-A Descriptive Chart-Plan Of Lake Where Fish Abide When Feeding. Continued
We shall now proceed to do a little surface fishing by casting artificial baits from the shore as we walk round the lake, beginning at the inlet, A. Attaching a three-inch bass-terror minnow, we cast ...
-IX. Game-Fish That Leap Above The Surface On A Restraining Line
Of the many fishes in American waters there are only fifteen that invariably rise above the surface when they feel the tension of a restraining line. These are the salmon (both sea and landlocked), t...
-Game-Fish That Leap Above The Surface On A Restraining Line. Continued
The fish may be browns or rainbows, both game to the core. I am unable to conceive anything more gamy than a rainbow of medium size, sixteen inches or thereabout. The exceeding rapidity of continuous ...
-X. Tribulations Of The Live-Bait Angler
No sane angler doubts the true fact that natural live bait, properly hooked and played, is the most perfect means to seduce game-fishes, and I frankly concede the point that if natural bait were now s...
-Tribulations Of The Live-Bait Angler. Continued
As to minnows, the best thing an angler can do is to frankly admit there is more real sport in catching them than there is in bass fishing. Certain, we need not imagine it less lively or difficult. Wh...
-XI. Description Of Some New Ideas For Floating Nature Lures
Anglers so often write: I don't need or want a bait to float - I want to fish on the bottom. Herein they are either entirely wrong, or they misunderstand the situation. They do need a floating artif...
-Description Of Some New Ideas For Floating Nature Lures. Part 2
Very little description is necessary concerning the remainder of the nature lures which are all made to act in the water exactly like nature, and will, as it were, speak for themselves. The green and ...
-Description Of New Ideas For Floating Nature Lures. Part 3
No such defects will be found with the darter. The amateur can play it with ease; in fact, you can just let it loose in running water, near or far, and it gayly swims along near the surface of its o...
-XII. How To Use Nature Lures By A New Advanced Method
The method of fishing my nature lures here given is the result of experience gained in testing them over a period of five years. They are not intended to be hard-and-fast rules, but guides and hints. ...
-How To Use Nature Lures By A New Advanced Method. Part 2
The rise-to-surface lures and return.. In bottom fishing, the required action is entirely different, because the sinker keeps the lure down. The tip needs to be raised quickly, instead of with a si...
-How To Use Nature Lures By A New Advanced Method. Part 3
New tiny gold and silver body fly minnows for trout and bass. 1. Neversink. 2. Willowemoc. 3. Esopus. 4. Beaverkill. 5. Battenkill. 6. Mongaup. I should still have along with me artificia...
-XIII. Advice To Anglers On How To Make Their Own Nature Lures
In the course of five years' study of game-fish food and making artificial imitations of it, I entirely laid aside a profession I dearly love - that of an artist. I did so because I found this work ev...
-Advice To Anglers On How To Make Their Own Nature Lures. Continued
Finally, it is wise to abstain from trying complicated baits like nymph and caddis, as they are more in line of tying flies, which would require a repetition on that subject, fully described in my boo...
-XIV. Notes On The Breeding And Planting Of Game-Fish Food By Private And State Hatcheries
Up to the present time fish culturists, private fish breeders, anglers, and others interested in the subject of this chapter have not yet even thought of such a thing as to provide game-fishes with pr...
-XV. Why Present-Day Artificials Are Ineffective And Not Popular With Expert Anglers
Readers are invited to compare this chapter and the chapter-head drawing with certain details given throughout this volume of the advantages to be gained by using floating nature lures and the method ...
-Of American Marine And Freshwater Gamefish In Their Native Habitat
The present collection of game fish studies has been made during the last twenty-five years especially to satisfy the peculiar requirements of anglers, scientists, and government officials. To please ...









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