Fishing Salmon - How to Fish for Salmon

Fishing Salmon - How to Fish for Salmon

The Salmon is the king of fresh-water fish. It is handsome in form, its head is small, its nose pointed, its back and sides grey, its belly silvery, and its flesh the well-known salmon colour.
The male may generally be distinguished by its having the lower jaw more “hooked,” or turned up at the point, than the female; the head is also generally somewhat longer, in comparison to the rest of the body.

Salmon

Salmon bite best from six till eleven in the forenoon, and from three in the afternoon until sunset, especially when there is a moderate breeze upon the water.
The chief months to angle for them are March, April, May, and June.
They are to be fished for with lob-worms, or in spinning with minnows, but a large artificial fly is the most killing bait.
The rod, for a boy, should not be less than fifteen feet long, with a good running line, and the reel should contain at least fourscore yards.
The hook must be large and long in the shank. Few of our young readers, however, will be able to go salmon fishing till they have reached maturity, and, therefore, to give detailed instructions as to the modes of capturing the fish would be superfluous.

Excerpt from the book:
EVERY BOY’S BOOK: A COMPLETE ENCYCLOP├ćDIA OF SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS.
EDITED BY EDMUND ROUTLEDGE.
With more than Six Hundred Illustrations
FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS.
LONDON: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,
THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE.
NEW YORK: 416, BROOME STREET.
1869.
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