Lake Maxinkuckee; A Physical and Biological Survey Volume 7, V. 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...consisted of 42 pounds, representing not fewer than 100 fish. It is fair to say that this catch was made by a party of several persons. It is said that the Calico Bass will bite readily at spawning time, but that only the males will do so. They will take a worm, small minnow, or a piece of fish. In the winter and late fall they bite readily at a small minnow, such as the straw-colored minnow (Notropis blennias), the blunt-nosed minnow (Pimeplwles notatus) or the skipjack (Labidesthes sicculus). This fish will take not only a small live minnow, but it will take a dead minnow, a worm, a piece of fish or a grub. It is often taken with a small trolling spoon and we have occasionally taken it with a small artificial fly. And we recall one instance when it was taken in Lost Lake on the Harris floating meadow-frog. Ordinarily during the summer months not many of this species are caught, but in September they begin to bite more freely, and by October, one who seeks them in their proper haunts is quite sure to meet with reasonable success. The species is usually taken by still fishing, though at times it may be gotten by trolling. During the summer months it frequents the deeper parts of the lake, coming on to the edges of the bars and into shallow water near shore in the night. In September and early October it remains about the edges of the bars where the water is 8 to 20 feet deep. Late in October it generally moves down into deeper water until the lake freezes over. It can most readily be taken at a depth of from 30 to 40 feet. The largest October catches that we recall were at a depth of 40 feet. About the middle of November, 1906, a great school of this species, averaging about 6 inches in length, collected under the Merchants pier at...
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