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Some Fish And Some Fishing | by Frank Gray Griswold



There is a pleasing rhyme which tells of an angler, at the end of an eventful day who: "Took with high erected comb the fish, or else the story home and cooked it".

TitleSome Fish And Some Fishing
AuthorFrank Gray Griswold
PublisherJohn Lane Company
Year1921
Copyright1921, John Lane Company
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With Illustrations From Photographs

-I. Sea Fishing
When I Visit New Waters, And Find The Fishing Poor And Am Informed That It Is Not As Good As It Used To Be, I Am Reminded Of The Irishman Who Said To His Pali Pat, Ireland Is Not The Country It Used ...
-II. Tarpon Fishing
IT does not seem to be generally known that tarpon frequent the rivers of Cuba, though they are to be found at all seasons of the year in a few of the rivers. I say a few of the rivers, for, having se...
-III. Tuna Fishing
THERE has been so much written about tuna fishing at Catalina Island, Calif., that I do not purpose to describe again how it is done. Many of the accounts I have read are very picturesque, but for the...
-IV. Swordfishing In The Pacific
I Roam The Seas To Fight The Whale, With Sword I Thrust, I Strike With Tail, But When I'm Hooked I Sound And Fight The Luckless Fisherman Half The Night. THE swordfish (Xiphias gladius) of the Paci...
-Swordfishing In The Pacific. Continued
It is very hard work, the hardest fishing undertaking that I ever indulged in, and I do not advise anyone to undertake it who is not young and strong and who does not weigh at least 180 pounds, yet th...
-V. Pard
This Dish Of Meat Is Too Good For Any But Anglers, Or Very Honest Men. Walton. NOT much is known of Pard's pedigree except the fact that his mother was a bull-bitch and that he was brought as ...
-VI. The Marlin Or Spearfish (Tetrapturis Mitsukurii)
With his mouth wide open and his fins all spread, walking on his tail and standing on his head spearfish or swordfish, call him what you will, he's the very king of the fighting devils still. I J...
-The Marlin Or Spearfish (Tetrapturis Mitsukurii). Continued
I soon had a strike and hooked a marlin. He jumped half out of water and tried to shake the hook loose but I had driven it well home. He then performed a stunt that was beyond all my fishing experienc...
-VII. Fishing With Kite And Sled
All that are lovers of virtue, ... be quiet and go a-angling. Walton. NO one has ever been able to decide what causes fish to change their habits, yet every fisherman has theories on the subje...
-VIII. The Boatmen Of Avalon
Of recreation there is none so free as fishing is alone. THE public boatmen at Avalon own their own launches and supply all manner of fishing tackle to their patrons, the loan of which is include...
-IX. The Lady And The Tuna
Vexed With The Puny Foe The Tunnies Leap, Flounce On The Stream And Toss The Mantling Deep, Ride On The Foaming Seas,With Torture Rave, Bound Into Air, And Dash The Smoking Wave. Halieutica, Oppi...
-X. The Big Marlin At Gallagher's
MARLIN fishing is most interesting, for as a rule you see the action of the fish on the surface as he approaches and takes the bait. One of the charms of salmon fishing is that one may often stalk,...
-XI. The Giant Bass (Stereopolepis Gigas)
THE giant bass is a monster fish of the Pacific Ocean and is found along the edge of the forests of kelp that fringe the rocky coasts of the islands of southern California from the Coronados to the Fa...
-XII. The Sailfish (Istiophorus Nigricans)
THE sailfish belongs to the same family as the spearfish and is to be found in the warm waters of the West Indies and in the Gulf stream along the coast of southern Florida. The sailfish are long a...
-XIII. The Bonefish (Albula Vulpes)
The willing fish around ambitious wait fly to the line and fasten on the bait. Oppian. THIS fish must not be confounded with the ladyfish (Elops saurus). The latter is to be found all along bo...
-XIV. The Striped Bass In The Pacific
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. FROM the American seafisherman's standpoint the striped bass should be considered the most interesting fish that swims in the sea, not only on account of ...
-XV. The American Shad (Alosa Sapidissima)
MANY epicures believe that an American shad, freshly taken from a nearby river and planked, is the best of all American fishes. There was a time in early Colonial days when the shad was not estee...
-XVI. The Weight Of Game Fish
The Weight Of Tarpon (Megalops Atlanticus) MR. WILLIAM H. WOOD, the pioneer of tarpon fishing, who in 1885 landed the first tarpon, was the originator of the formula for estimating the weight of a ...
-XVII. Santa Catalina Island
THE fishing season of 1917 at Catalina Island was a most successful one. Great schools of tuna made their appearance and afforded much sport. Three hundred and sixty-two tuna were taken during the sea...
-XVIII. The Fishes Of Southern Florida
THE Tarpon glides along serene As though to polish his scales of sheen; For no silver ever had such glint, Not even coin fresh from the mint. This royal, bright, and beauteous thing Is sometimes calle...
-XIX. The Sea Fish Of California
Xipias Gladius is a class alone And the only swordfish that is known, Yet 'tis Avalon's most dear wish To confound him with the Spearfish. It seems an insult to the Creator As well as to the nomenclat...
-XX. Observations On A Salmon River
Angling THE charms of angling are anticipation and solitude. It takes much time and practice to become proficient, and you must be keen and quick and have great delicacy of touch to become a good a...
-Game Fish
From the standpoint of a fisherman I divide game fish into two classes namely, the forked-tailed and the square-tailed fishes. The former travel great distances, swim rapidly, and are nearly all su...
-The Age Of Salmon
According to Malloch it is easy not only to tell the age of an Atlantic salmon by its scales but also to follow its journeyings and occupations through life. As the rings on a cross-section of a tr...
-Modern Salmon Fishing
By modern salmon fishing I mean the present-day form of fishing from a canoe on Canadian rivers, for in Scotland, where a man must wade or fish from the bank and is often obliged to cast a very long l...
-Angling For Salmon With A "Doped" Fly
I have for years been a great believer in the acute smelling powers of fish. These powers I have often tested when seafishing. If on a still day you see the dorsal fin of a leisurely swimming shark...
-XXI. The Pacific Salmon
THE salmon of the Pacific is a genius that is very close to the Atlantic salmon, differing chiefly in the increased number of anal rays and in the fact that they spawn but once and all die after spawn...
-XXII. Salmon Fishing At Campbell River
THE Campbell River rises among the snowcapped mountains in the interior of Vancouver Island, B. C, about 270 miles north of Victoria, and flows southeast into Discovery Strait. About four miles from i...
-XXIII. The Ketch Kona
THE ketch Kona was designed for me by Commodore R. M. Munroe for the purpose of tarpon fishing in the rivers of Cuba. She was built in Baltimore and is very strongly constructed of wood and is copp...
-XXIV. The Gulf Stream
THE Gulf Stream has always seemed to me to be one of the greatest phenomena of nature as well as one of its greatest blessings. I have fished along its edge for many winters and it has never ceased...









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