This section is from the book "Fishing: When, Where, And How To Fish Without Live Bait", by William Tweedie. Also available from Amazon: Fishing: When, Where And How To Fish Without Live Bait.
A beautiful, thick fish, greenish or purplish yellow colour; found in lakes, ponds, and weedy rivers. These fish, like the last, may be carried long journeys in wet grass, without the slightest fear of their dying. The same bait as for carp - it must always touch the ground. He is some time before he swallows the bait, have patience, therefore, and when hooked, take care he does not run into the mud, or it will be very difficult to get him out again. From June to September, and even later, they may be caught.