Sparrow Lake News
THE BIG OXES GET AWAY A 20-pound muskellunge was hook- Â·d by a. fisherman In Sparrow Lake, Ontario, Canada. He landed it in his fowboat. Xow. a 20-pound "lunge" in a rowboat is about as genial active as a wildcat. This fisherman, Bill Sparling, was alone in his boat--no one to ad\ise. Also, he was a ''city feller,'' had before caught anything a fourth as big. Xothing in his rowboat to kill the "lunge" by a whack behind the eyes. But he happened to have a loaded shotgun. So he blew off its head--also blew a 'big hole in the bottom of his An Ojibway Indian rescued him before before he drow-ned among the weeds. Wishing is an exciting game--when they are striking. That is why hundreds hundreds of thousands'of Americans are vacationing with rod and line. Fishing and hunting are the most ancient industries of man. They Â·listed long before agriculture. When a man fishes, he answers the call the wild inherited from barbaric ancestors. ancestors. T?o real sportsman ever catches and kills more fish than will be eaten. To do so is vandalism. All anglers know that the streams And lakes of our continent are gradually gradually being "fished out." Restocking Restocking is unable to keep up with Accordingly, good sports will make use of this fact: When you catch a fish too small keep, always handle him with wet hands. A dry hand is almost certain to kill the fish, for it ruins the oily jrotective film over the scales. Another thing: An angler, enraged because the fish isn't large, often hurls it viciously far from the boat. com_ _ , . ,,,, . .. . , . I pany. Thta is apt to kill the fish within pany lew days. A fish isn't made of iron. And water is hard, as you know If you ever hit it flat -with your stom- Â·ch in diving. Play the game fairly. Be a sood Â·port. Help conserve our vanishing fish resources.