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of a a THE FISHING SEASON A 30-pound muskellunse was hooked by a. fisherman in Sparrow Lake. Ontario. Canada. He 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 his boat—no one to advise. advise. Also, he was a "city feller," had never before caught anything a fourth as big. Nothing in his rowboat to kill the "lunge" by a whack behind the eyes. But h$ happened .to have a loaded shotgun. shotgun. So he blew off its head—also blew a big whole in the bottom of his boat. An Ojibway Indian rescued him before he drowned among the weeds. Fishing Is an exciting gam*— when they're striking. That's why hundreds of thousands of Americans Americans are vacationing with rod and line. Fishing and hunting are the most ancient industries of man. They existed long before agriculture. When a man fishes, he answers the call of the wild inherited from barbaric barbaric ancestors. No real sportsman ever catches and kills more fish than will be oaten. To do so is vandalism. All anglers know that the streams and lakes of our continent are gradually gradually bein? "fished out." Restocking Restocking is unable to keep up with catches. 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 hand is almost certain to kill the fish, for it ruins he oily protective film over the scales. Another thing: An ancler, enraged enraged because the fish isn't large, of- en hurls it viciously far from 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 it flat with your stomach In diving. Piny the game fairly. Be a pood sport. Help conserve our vanishing vanishing fish resources. I the Humorist er to

Clipped from Freeport Journal-Standard11 Aug 1924, MonPage 4

Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois)11 Aug 1924, MonPage 4
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