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BIG ONES ESCAPE F ISHING 'and hunting are the most ancient industries of man. They existed long before before "agriculture. When a man fishes, he answers answers the call of the wild inherited from barbaric barbaric ancestors. No real sportsman ever catches and kills more fish than will be eaten. To do so is vandalism. vandalism. All anglers know that the streams and lakes of our continent are gradually being being "fished out." Restocking is unable to ceep up with the catches. Accordingly, good sports will make use of this fact. When you catch a fish too small to keep, always handle him with wet hands. A dry nind is almost certain to kill the fish, for it ruins the oily protective film over the scales. Another thing—an angler, enraged because he fish isn't large, often hurls it viciously fur roin the boat. This is apt to kill the fish within a few days. A fish isn't made of iron. And water is hard, as you know if you ever hit t flat on your stomach when diving. Play the game fairly. Be a good sport, flelp conserve our vanishing fish resources. A 20-pound muskellunge was hooked by a 'ishemian in Sparrow lake, Ontario, Canada. rle landed it in his rowboat. Now, a 20-pound 'lunge" in a rowboat is about as genial and active as a wildcat. This fisherman* Bill Sparling, was alone in bis boat—no one to advise. Also, he was a 'city feller" who had never before caught anything a fourth as big. He had nothing in iis rowboat to kill the "lunge" by a whack be- iiind the eyes. , But he happened to have a loaded shotgun. So he blew off its head—also blew a big hole n the bottom of his boat. An Ojibway Indian rescued him before he drowned among the weeds. Fishing is an exciting game—when they're triking. That's why hundreds of thousands of Americans arc going on vacation with rod nd line. |

Clipped from The Bakersfield Californian24 Jul 1924, ThuPage 16

The Bakersfield Californian (Bakersfield, California)24 Jul 1924, ThuPage 16
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