Publication Volume 7, No. 1

Publication Volume 7, No. 1

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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: ...olive-green, the dark mottlings gathered in small irregular bunches and covering the whole body; vertical fins with dark olive vermiculations surrounding pale spots; anal marked like the dorsal; dusky opercular spot. The Calico Bass and the Crappie resemble each other very closely and are not always differentiated by anglers and fishermen. They are, however, perfectly distinct and may be easily distinguished by means of the number of dorsal spines, the Crappie having only 5 or 6 while the Calico Bass has 7 or 8. The differences in coloration, particflarly of the anal fin, is also an important diagnostic character. 44. ROCK BASS AMBLOPLITES RUPESTRIS (llllnuquc) 9 (Plates 22 and 23) The Rock Bass is one of our best known and most familiar fishes. Every angler in the upper Mississippi Valley began an intimate acquaintance with it during his boyhood days when a water-beech or iron-wood pole, a cotton line, a limerick hook and a can of fish-worms were all the outfit the boy found necessary to insure a goodly string of "red-eyes" and "pumpkinseeds." From Vermont to Manitoba, and southward west of the Alleghenies to Louisiana and Texas, this fish is found; "rock bass" in the north, "goggle-eye" in the south, and "red-eye" with the boys wherever he is known. This fish is found in all sorts of waters; it is abundant in all the Great Lakes and their tributary streams. In the small lakes of the upper Mississippi Valley states it is one of the most common species, and in the rivers, creeks and smaller streams it is equally common. It prefers clear, cool water and is therefore not so abundant in sluggish lowland streams and bayous, or in the shallow, warmer lakes. In Lake Maxinkuckee it is...
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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236941462
  • 9781236941466