Success Library Volume 5

Success Library Volume 5

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: the turn of the tide. He lies chiefly under the stones and in cracks in the rocks, and is slow and heavy in his movements. Sea Bass live in great schools, and are netted by thousands, for they are excellent food and are always in demand in market. In weight, the Bass of northern waters average about a pound and a half, although Sea Bass weighing three pounds are often taken. In the South they are smaller. Among most varieties of fish, it is not easy to tell the male from the female, but the male Sea Bass has a distinguishing mark in a hump on the top of his head. This is larger during the breeding season, in uly and August, than at other times; and during that season, also, the fish has brighter colors. At other times his coat is more or less dusky or gray, and is sometimes so dark that in the South the Sea Bass is called " Blackfish." We should remember, however, that the real Blackfish is the Tautog. The Black Bass is found in lakes and rivers and has many names, according to the part of the country in which he is found. Rock Bass, Spotted Bass, Green Bass and Black Perch are some of them. The weight of the fully grown Black Bass is from two to three pounds. Black Bass multiply very fast and as they are sharp fighters, they soon drive from the water in which they live, pickerel, trout, perch, sunfish and other fish which are unable to do battle with them. They eat fish, including their own young, and rise to the surface for moths and flies. A Black Bass will even jump from the water and drag a frog off the lily-pad on which he sits. Black Bass spawn in gravel beds. The eggs are smaller than those of the trout, and one fish deposits as many as fifteen thousand eggs. They are placed in a hollow scooped in the sand, more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236935616
  • 9781236935618