When the pussy-willows bloom.......Frontispiece

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Adult brown trout feeding on minnows . . Facing page 10

Minnows and young of other fish that game-fishes consume as food...........Facing page 20

Rainbow-trout.......... Facing page 26

Various creatures that game-fish eat (drawn from living specimens)..........Facing page 34

Trout food from creeper to insect........ 49

How trout take underwater-creeper baits...... 50

Small-mouth black bass.......Facing page 60

Plan of current formations in a winding stream - the haunts trout choose to lie in in wait for passing food .... 83

Lake plan to show where bass and pike take their natural food 93

Muskellunge feeding on minnows .... Facing page 100

Atlantic salmon.........Facing page 104

Lawrence spotted muskellunge.....Facing page 108

Landlocked salmon......., . Facing page 112

How live frogs should float.......... 123

How live frogs usually float.......... 123

Floating artificial nature minnows .... Facing page 130

Floating artificial nature lures made from living specimens ...........Facing page 136

The rise-to-surface lures and return........ 148

Lure fishing in deep water.......... 151

New tiny gold and silver body fly minnows for trout and bass 154 xv

Illustrations 6