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BLACK BASS MOST POPULAR
By DICK WOOD
The black bass, small-
mouth or large-
mouth, is the most popu
lar game fish that swims
in American inland wa
There have been many
hot arguments as to which
is the gamer, bass or ^
trout. Certainly the bass ‘
is no inferior fighter. TThe
small-mouth bass taken on
a flyrod will put up a
fight not surpassed by any fresh water
game fish of equal weight.
The sniall-moiith is geiK*iall> taken
ill rapids, fast water over a rocky bot
tom, or around nxk led}ii“s. "1 he largi-
nioiith tiequeiit laki's, ponds and still
holes in rivers, prcfering weed beds and
lily pads tor cover. Dark splotches ot
the sniall-niouth are iiuliiu'd to be ver
tical. In the large-inouth, the dark line
is lengthwise of the fish. Scales of the
former are smaller.
Plenty of Fight
'I’he main points of identification an-
the nioutii, and cheek scales. The aii^l.-
«>t the sinall-inouth’s maxillary stops un
der the eye; in the large-mouth it ex
tends back of the eye. 1 he smali-mouth
has 17 rows of scales on the cheek to
10 or i 1 on the large-mouth. I'he sniall-
inouth is also apt to announce its cogno
men in the way it fights, because no
large-mouth can equal it.
Hoth are taken by bait fishing, bur
the most iwpiilar method of taking the
large-mouth is by casting “plugs.” I'lie
small-mouth takes flies readily, but es-
IH'cially nature lures and spinner tlies.
The most killing lure 1 used last season
for small-inouths was a I’eck’s under
water minnow 111 the liabcock pattern.
Landing a 10-poun-d l^rge-mouth baa* in a Florida
lake near Lynne
I hey just ate it up!
One ot the best early season luies tor
the bass is tlie helj;ramite, fouiul iiiuler
the stones of mountain streams. ()thei
favorite baits are minnows, frogs, spring
lizards, grasshoppers, crickets, crawfisli,
and bugs. Fly rod artists will need a
box full of popular bass bugs, in about
1 -O SliM'.
Watch For Strike
Hait casting is generally done from
boats. Start the season with a new 18-
lb. test, silk braided line and a tew half
ounce lures. I am partial to the River
Runt and Crab Wiggler lures; although
a jointed minnow is second best. Un
der-water lures should predominate. A
few vveedless feathered lures are needed
to get among the pads, \lake your casts
close in under over-hanging banks, iK-xt
to rock ledges ajid weed patches.
When tly fishing tor small-mouth, let
your lure ride down with the rapids,
pulling it by submerged rocks or over
underwater crevices where the bass hide.
Work the big iwols. U-t youi under
water lure sink, then retrieve a yard >it
a time, imparting life-like action. When
fishing surface bugs, leave them motion
less on the water tcjr a minute, then
twitch the rod tij), and look out tor the
There’s all kinds of weather signs—
some of ’em fairly accurate—us fellers
on the farm use—at least get a good
deal of fun out of it: rain crow a-holler-
ing—almanac signs—an’ things like that
—but the beatin’est thing anybody ever
heard of was a feller experimentin’ and
studyin’ to work outa way to tell how
hot or cold it is by a cricket’s chirp, un
less it gets colder than 50 degrees, for
when it gets chillier than that crickets
jest don’t sing. Nearly everybody kiM)ws
that the wanner the weather the faster
a cricket chirps—the way to do is to
take out your watch and count the chirps
in a second and add 40 to it, and that’s
An’ talkin’ about crickets, the bug
books say their ears are in their legs—
and that cicadas—we call ’em locusts—
all the females are deaf—an’ tiu; funny
part about it, that “/.izzy” sound they
make is supposed to be a love song and
his best gal can’t even hear him singin.’
In Ireland the pig’s known as “The
(leiitlemaii that pays the lent—and he’s
about that here, tcx) — ’cause a hog'll
prcnluce more meat from ux> ll)s. of feed
than any other animal. He'll eat and
BY PETE GETTYS
grow and fatten on more kinds of feed
than will any otiier critter—an’ hogs
can be sold at any time or age or weight.
Ever look in the dictionary and see the
clifterent things “hog” means“A sheep
about a year old that has never been
shorn;” “To cut short a horse’s mane
so as to make it bristly.”
Surely no more colossal ignorance
could exist than some town fellers’ sense,
or lack of it, alxnit things in the coun
try. I'he other day a new neighbor cAmc
to borrow a gun to shoot a “chinuiey
swt;-p” that sang all night. It was a
mocking bird, and he thought it a “chim
ney sweep” ’cause it sat up on his chim
ney and sang—and his wife complained
’cause the quail waked her up at day
light “Kob-whiting” and called the bull
a “male cow”-—and fussed because there
was water in the buttermilk.
Eatin’ peas with your knife and usin’
toothpicks maybe ain’t the best modern
manners, but a Ip* of fellers in the coun
try who do this .lave got a lot ujorc
brains in their head, and know a mcKk-
ing bird from a “chimney sweep.”
Truth is there’s a lot of comfort and
satisfaction in breakin’ some of the
rults of etiquette—eating chicken with
your fingers and sopping big hot sody
biskits in the gravy, and “sucking up”
your coffee like the old folks used to.
May not be just the thing to do—but it
makes ’em taste mighty good.