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8 ' THE T SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER ,31, 1016.
15 More Days for Wildfowl Shooting in Rhode Island New Jersey and Pennsylvania; J 0 for Long Island ,
TARPON TIME ONLY
MONTH OR SO OFF
NOW IS TIME TO if
nnmr mun nnnnuu v
DO YOU LIKE A 'POSSUM OR 'COON HUNT? NOW IS THE TIME TO GO AS MOON'S LIGHT INCREASES
mum. WiXi ruaaum
Florida. Alnliniiin. Tpmis and
Mexico Home of Silver
All Species of Doffs L'M'd by
.Gnnncrtf The More the
W1IEHK Mfl FISH AltOl'Mi
VJXTKK NIGHT PASTIME
Wt A. L HUGIIHH.
This Is tho lime when the poum Is
considered by negroes nnd conio of their
white brethren to lw In tho pink of odl
' condition, but for tho UUtcr tho
port of hunting them Is moro enjoyed
than the ratine, although every ono
dota not see the sport In going nftcr
possum cr coon, mid, n n. innt'.or if
fact It may bo said to bo an acquired
Mont person aro familiar with tho
possum by name. However, let us take
a short survey of Its habit anil traits
Th poraum'a Iwdy l stout, clumsy,
about sixteen IncheM Iohr and weighs
about twelve pound.
1U mouth Is wide and filled with
formidable lopklng teeth.
Its eyes nro high, up In Its forehead,
mid as there are no eyelids worth( men
tioning they liavo tho npuonranco of
two black tioiids stuck on the face.
These are not very powerful In day-i
light and even brlKlit moonlight nights
ream too much for them.
Wie fur Is of two kinds a toft,
woolly hair next the skin nnd nn outer
coating of longer hairs, concealing tho
under coating to somo extent. Tlio
hair on tho upper portion of tho body, i
Is white at tho bnso nnd black nt tho
tiff, with a line of dark brown ruu
ntac from the forehead to the shoulders.
Young-Carried In Pouch.
To tho male and female the tall Is
as useful as to the monkey, belhs used
In much tho samo manner. With Its
.tall and with feet resembling human
hands It is no difficult matter for It to
(cure Its food.
The greatest peculiarity of hln ani
mal Is Its pouch, situated under the
belly and In which tho young aro car
ried before they aro completely de
veloped nnd afterward retreating to It
when dancer threatens. This pocket
contains ten, twelve or thirteen teats ,
In the' Interior, to which tho young aro j
attached after their seeming prematura .
birth, and to these they hang for
ihAiil llfl.. .t'.t-a I
Another peculiarity Is Its cunning ami j
its ability to feign death after a very
flight blow. In this condition It may be
beaten, Its flesh cut nnd half skinned
and not a muscle will move, but leave It
quiet a few moments It will drnw n thin
Sim from Its eyes and, If not Interfered
with, will quickly disappear.
Negroes and whites hnvo many ways
of taking tho possum, but there Is an
easy way nnd a hard way. The easy
wmy would 'imt Ikj tolerated at tho pres
ent time, as It entails danger from tire .
A dark night Is chosen, nnd nftcr the
uogs nave trceu trie game u ..re . ou.ii ,
nesr the foot of the tree.
. ... . . . . , it. ii
to inako tho "iUno of t e
. .. m
fter ,1 Joverv he M otRUn
the rest s'loisui.
Some i ears hro the rlfr was Incited
to gc .after 'possum, and the hard way
for the moon to come up tho iiieetliif
place was set at tho home of a farmer
who was going to move, nnd tho possum
hunt would take the added form of pay
ing him a last friendly visit.
The house was reached llrst by th
writer und his friend. Soon followed
others, accompanied by nil k!ndn of dog
hounds, black, yellow nnd fcpotted;
farm dogs, sheep dogs, general utility
dogs and then somo more dogs.
Ilustlli.K" for Clilckeii.
The farmer's wife was away and woul.l
not return until after church, which
would be nlsiut the right time to go
fter possum. So men and dogi ull
came Into the large general room and
the first number on the programme was
leg fights all teemed lighting at once.
Tho tablo was overturned, dl.ihet
lutiken an tho loom generally wrecked.
After sundry leatlngs, klcklngs and
muixllngs quiet was restored. Then hard
elder was passed, and when It had loos
nd their Ideas some of them ought
Mime form of amusement to pass tho
time until tho moon came up.
As aald before, the farmer was going
to move. He had about fifty ch'.eUeiiri
which "he allowed Mo didn't want to
take with him." He was willing to "Iiuh
tie" them off, each "hustler" to contrib
ute 10 cents. Now, "huMHng" must
have been a local term, nnyway. It con
sisted In putting a certain number of
pennies Into ft liat and shaking them up.
the winner being tho bne having the
most "heads" or "tails" up, as tho case
The game opened wun bikiui m r
even playing, but this number wn
adritd to from time to tlmo by lato nr
ilvalf. and every time tho door was
opened more dogs slipped In and mom
fights Interrupted tho disposal of the
The game continued for some time and
was at Its hilarious height when the door
opened and the mistress of tho hoimu
took a few steps Into tho room. The
writer, being near the door, after u
hasty glance at her face nnd seeing
nmaxement, horror and angor depicted
there, quietly made his escape Into the
lie heatd a few high pitched words in
a feminine voice and then thero was an
exodus of men and dogs Into the chilly
air, followed by moro dog fights, beat
ings, curses and callings for Jack, Rover
and others of tho canine tribe.
Quiet being restored In a measure a
council of war was held, the plan of ac
tion decided on being that thoro that
had won chickens should go and catch
them. This was agreed to, and If tho
docs had made an uproar, tho enmnm
tlon In the chicken liouee was ten times
worse, hens cackled, roosters gavo warn
Ing, dogs barkod and men curbed, and
tho squawking of the chickens was
heard oven along the roads and across
Melds as those that did nut finally go
after poisura made their way norne.
Dogs Tree Posaam.
The real possum hunters who had won
chickens, after decapitating them, made
n start on their delayed expedition well
laden with hnrd cider and chickens.
After travelling across Held, through
woods, wilding swamps, being .scratched
by briars und thorns und falling over
logs, stumps and stones, the party at
Inst heard the dogs barking far awny
Then followed tho rush, every one
wuntcd to b first.
All eventually urrlvcd some in worse
condition than others, If that was possi
ble at the edge of a clearing where the
dugs were policing a patch of undei
brush In the centre of which was a fair
After deciding which way to fell the
tree ono nf thu party produced nn axe
and by tho light of pitch knot soon
iifiuglrt the turning monarch of the
woods to th ground. As soon ns It (ell
there sn-rmd to 1m a million dims bark.
mi, tearing and snapping at the poor
Ulle poxjum, which, when lltny were
'-.eii on, ioonn s inougli n rmi Wri
, iiri nii r by :i freight, tr ,-iln.
CARE FOR TACKLE
IN "OFF" SEASON!
Well Worth While in These,
I)ny.s of llifrh Cost of
II 4iKOItCK I.. Ill til P. V.
.......I ... ,,. ,l, n.l
during the closed or "off" season may bo
In order, as their caro In these days of
Innctlteiicns and llrcsido dreams of largo
Huh caught or lost Is moro Important
than Uic general run of fishermen be
loose ferrule or Jammed reel may i
mean the loss of :i prize winner in the'
season to come. A good workman, Irre-1
spectlve of his or her trade, lakes good i
care of the tools that turn out bis
So It Is with tin' angW a good red or
a teel costs mucn or our nuru earned
, BU(, vimM UfX a fvtlIle ,t KlxcIl
attention and care. As much
Klrmau.B out(U when I10t ,,, UM or'
.Zr$r c,otuJ "m UM w,,en uscd
or pM.r,,r,.liro )JS!! our Cayt ln nI,.m. ,
"cnl " ".
' I" u welcome blessing on a ,
cold morning, steam heat Is no friend to .
How 10 Care for Hod. i
In putting :i lod away for the winter
tlrnt go over It carefully. If thu ferrules
lu'ed tlghtiiiiliK nttutid to them at once.
You may forget to do so In thu excite-
incut of opening day.
Seo if tho wood needs varnishing; It
undoubtedly will If It haa seen much use
during tho past season. Now 11 suro
these things, little though they may
s-cini, nre attended to.
Hither do them jourself every
angler Is moro or lets a tinker or send
tho rod to somo reliable finning tacklo
house and have It attended to for you.
Ho not throw the rod Into some corner
of a closet, where nt some later date tho
kiddles can get'ut It, ns It will be used1
as a polo stick or baseball bat sure
If puslble, place tho rod In ?ome roont
wjicro thero is no lmat. If jointed, hung
uii tho Joints separately nt the email end
by n small piece of twine.
See If any of tho Joints luive a set In
them ; If h, U t them hung with n small
weight tied to tho bottom of the Joint,
at tho thick end. ox will rind in most
cases, when the tlmo comes to put the
rod together again, it will bo straight.
If It Is found Impossible to tlnd a con
venient place to hang the rod. It Is bet
ter to leavo It ln the form and place out
of harm's way, but by ull means first go
over tho rod carefully, note any repairs
that should bn made, and cither do them
yourself or have them dono for you.
Oil and Clean Heel,
On putting the leel away for tho hca-
kmi be sure and glvo It tho saint, caro
and attention that is given tho rod, us on
tho reel greatly depends tho quality of
tho angler's cast and his cfllclency as a
Klrst remove the line from the reel If
It Is a casting lino, a trout line, when
not In use, even In tho open season.
should be Kept off the rocl on what Is
known iu a w ooden lino reel.
If tho reel Is one of tho many "take a
parts," by ull means taku It upart nnd
.ce that It is thoroughly cleaned und
A clean, light oil Is .considered tho
best for this; a slight touch of vaseline
on tho cogs will help keep It In shape
until needed again. It the icej happeii.i
to be one that Is not easily taken upart
It will be found best not to endeavor to
do so, as the mechanism of thn quadruple
reel Is cry delicate and enslly put out
Wrap the reul in a cloth that has been
slightly olled'nnd put utvny In the case,
Cases are Inexpensive nnd will bn found
to be valuable as u protection to the reel.
The l.lnr t for Mother's Use.
A line, especially If used for halt
casting, has received the hardest sott of
treatment during a season's tlshlug, If
one is fortunate to liuvu It Inst that
A number of unglerf, equip themselves
each year with one or two new lines, fre
quently oftener. Tho writer, hownvei-.
has u casting lino that do has used for
the pat two seasons und has lieen thn
means of landlrn; soma largo flt.li during
tlte past year.
HumombQi', though, you sveidlc. this
Hue has hud excellent care, being titled
und reversed on the reel ufter cacti
day's Hulling and the ends carefully
testeu cacn time ocrore Deinir used.
On putting away for the seuson remove,
the line from tho reel and rewind us
carefully as possible, on the spool or
card on which it came; then idnro nut
of harm's way, for tho kiddles having
tlretl or utirtK tians rod for a hockev
stick may wunt a kite rtrlng, or tho
Mrs." may want some cord to tie up
her summer clothes witli. Theso aro
only mme of the other utes a good Hue
may be put. to. Therefore, be fore
.. lf.yt4 re, trout enthusiast your Jin
II f V j FISS. IB X X SS M
-f f?CAtV FOR
will 1 either oiled or enamelled and
should be given particular care when
not ln use. Do not leavo the lino on the
reel, llcmovo. nnd wind loosely on n.
largo diameter wooden reel, us sug
gested above, or If you nre not ki
equipped, ham; It up In rolls In some
cool, dry place wheru thu light and dust
will not get nt It. (
Caution It Ih advised that In rolling
a lino do not turn tho colls off it turn nt
a time over tho hand, ns by doing this
at each coll you put a half turn In the ,
lino with tho result that It is badly
kinked and twisted.
Tho tackle box Is generally tho carry
all for tho wholo outfit and, brother, one
collects quite an outfit ln a season's con
tinual fishing. Cict out tho old Junk
vou will tlnd lots of lt-vnnd place what
is left In shipshape order. 1 know you
will agree It Is only taking up mom nisi
Is really of no uso except as a pleasant
During the long winter evenlims what
Is n morn pleasant pastime to tho "ang
ling bug" than to go through that tackle
bov. especially if It's in order, each
article in Its place and what you want
when you want ill Do the things ltd
vfuMi. brother: they tend to moro real
enjoyment with tilling tacklo that's fit
ANGLERS' WALTZ NAMES.
Miuarntlons as to Its Designation
on I'roirrninmr of Jan. H.
Tim fi.ltouiiiL' additional nnmo.i have
been suggested for the waltx that Is lo
be dedicated to the United Anglers
Lengue, 'una to be playeu nt ine league
rneentinn and mtertnlnmcnt Katurday,
January S, at Amsterdam Opera House,
West Korty-tourtn street:
"Tho Contrlbunl waltx. n name
recognizing tho contributors of the Itod
and Hun column unit mo iasi uneo in
ters representing the Initials of the
United Anglers' League. Ily Illrd-tisn.
".Mrs. 11. M. IJrlggH wnuz, in nonur
of tho young and beautiful wife of the
president of tho? United Anglers League.
Hy A. uirecior.
Tho Oeorge Ungl.iud Fudeaway
Waltz." Hy Uus Chrlstinan.
"Tho (Jrnyllsli uuuissn naiop. ny
rtobert Krldenberg. .
"They Hit Yesterday nnd Ull Ulte
To-morrow Walt!!." Hy Merry Kins.
"Tho Nctters Nocturnal nam raarcn.
Ily A. Kanclulllr
"When We Fished In Old Oowanus
Waltx." Hy Tlnsley.
"Memories of Newtown Creek, or Fish
ing from Urassy Hanks," an oldtlme
waltx. ny capt. f rost.
"My Old Jamaica Uuy Khick Waltr.."
Itv N. J. Uawiey. .
"Soft Drinks to the Front, or the Hip
Pocket's Lament, Waltx." By An Old
Maine's Itabhlt Krasou,
In Maine the rabbit season lasts until
the end of Ms ell.
1 . . v"g"g"g"
A COOM AN' POSSUM HUMT.
NEW MARYLAND LAWS
REDUCE BAG LIMITS
Wnttjr Fowl Season Closes
Month Karlier: Peer Pro
teeted for Six Years.
H.tl.rtuoim, Mtl., Dec. 23 At the IC'ti". ! Cupnu, publtshod nt the AnnirUun
ss,on of the Legislature ten TX
ncU were pabsed affecting game Inter- ,,. nortilcrn ,,.,n f t,e (julf of Call
ests In addition to llftcen local net fomia thero Is foimil In great abundance
Thu ten general acts follow.
Chajiglng tho season un Miulrre. i. ei
acting n. statewide law prohibiting thn.
export of alt guuio except water foul, but
allowing a licensed hunter to lake uut
an amount equal to ono day's bag limit
If killed by hlmrclf nnd not for sale;
enacting a coniptchcnslvo model law for
the protection of non-gamo birds, defin
ing game, removing doves from the gnmn
list, prohibiting the s.ilo of plumage, pro
tiding for the Issuaneo of a tl permit
for scientific collecting, und specifically
exempting starlings from protection;
i strenglitenlng tho law In logard to the
puwers or inn women or jus nepuiies as
to search nnd seizure.
Protecting elk and deer for t.!x year-.;
further restricting the uso of vower
boats In hunting water fowl; reducing
oag iimu. Koneraiiy aim inuvunw
limit of twenty-live u day on water fowl
and tho administration of the game laws
under a conservation commission of
Open Ral.bl Time.
The rabbit season lasts In Vermont
and Massachusettn until the end of Feb
lint Isy of Closed Nessen fur Cami In
New York Htate.
UP-STATn. Olnsed lists.
Vsrylns hare, rubblul l'eb. 1
Wiiterfowl Jan. 11
Rxrtpt wood duck and swatis.
IHpsclAl rsbblt Kiion In Illchninnd end
Rockland counties, January 1 tu Feb
IliaU WATEB FOft LOCAL ANdLKHH
Closing mo main seunun on naicr iirai . from 57 to 80 degrees F
on March ,15 Instead of April 10, but per- , ,ho wlt(.r ou ' southward to
m t ug possession until March 25 ; per- (,1MVI1VI. Ther ,iK,?,tIon is in part
mlttlng the klllins of Lngllsh or ling , lH,,K,,ift wlh that cf thrt hmM 8hc))
nocked pheasants ra tird In captivity. ' nMch ,hey fo,d, ,thvlU! voW ,u
plating the olllce of tato game warden , i.,,i.,.,..,r .., .1,.. 1..
Banilv Hook PrlneeMa Jamaica Ilav
1 1 as liorwanoe; nay
Unusry I.... 1:41
January 1 1.. 'J:H
January a.,.. :t.3M
January, 4, , . . 4.-31
January ft, , , , .V33
"GU GU," SAYS NEW
GIGANTIC WEAKFlSHr tow years M. those i ,i to fix and
1 this being the maximum size. The
1 males hoeni to breed at the age of four
Found in T.nlf of California y'"- ffm,al", ,lrv,'!op TZVT!'
Along with tlio totuavn c.-curs a re-
and Described by Kiichiro V","1 . "T1",'. ,cy"ose"n reticuinttw
I aiunther). It Is much smaller, less
Xakaslliinil. tlm' thr''0 fret ln length, lis colors aro
more lustrous, very beautiful green,
1 ' blue and purple above and lielow pos
I a Mecics of weaktlsh which reaches a
; huge sl.e, kK feet or more In length.
and which has tmicli value us food, It
Is known locally as totuata.
, Datld Starr Jordan has received from j
J.llclil.o .N.iK.'iFiuma. a grauuate or tuc
Klsheiios Schinil at Tiikio. a man who
has had cousldcr.ihlo eieiitnce In tho
pursuit of this tlh. a H'lies of miles
Following Is a condensation of Mr.
Nakashhiia'H observation", the tlsh lnv -
Ing been named Cynosclon iimcdoiuldl
The totuavn l.t caught mainly ubout
the mouth of thn Colorado Hlver and
southward to (iuajmas In Sonora. Shal
low points with sandy bottoms nro the
best tlshlug grounds. These fishes are
I ral0 , wIlul.i v(.ry lll)m,dant ln
,Cr. They Ufa both in clear nnd muddy
wutcPi T,u, rre,,rai,1ft temperntuto Is
They spawn mainly In early May, up.
parently In shallow water. After this
they uro very lean. They often come
into very shallow water. They are om
nivorous, feeding on uuy kind of small
fish or crabs, but especially on shrimps.
In pursuing rmall fish they often leap
a foot or two from the water. They ate
not very rity 'or very active; when one
is hooked or Fpeared the others crowd
around us if In curiosity.
The male makeit 11 very peculiar noise,
"gu-gu." when caught. The female Is
larger than thn male nnd deeper tu the
body. The air bladder Is very latge nnd
thick, spread in tho greater pint of the
nbdomen, The bludtler In tho mala Is
thin, like paper.
In the spring tho tnung of three
VltOM DKCKMflKH 31 TO JANOAUY 7,
A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M.
7:4.-, 8 21
n:.iii 11. in .
11.27 10 01
I tu 1:27
71 1 111 1111 10:42
7:ai tons 11 jo
itKiies swim dose to shore; hy the rings
Ion tlio scales we estimate thete lo a
..1.1. .l...U. ..f lIlFM fAAl In tttcth
teriorly light yellow.
The eggs aro lirger than In th to
tuava and tho spawning season comes
earlier. This nieoles, imllko tho to
tuavn, extends southward to I'.inanin.
and with other relatid forms it Is
known aa corvlna.
ONTARIO LIMITS DUCK.
Ni'i linni l.ealsla tlon Is Passed In i
I'nnaallnn rity. '
Tonus'TO, Ont., Dec. 23. umarlo hat
passed new game legl l.itlon as follows;
Defining tho term "non-resident" to
imcun any person domiciled In the prov
ince for a perlcd of less than Mv. months ;
requiring n K license of residents, ex
cept farmers or farmers' sons on their
own lituls, to trap fur bearing animals.
Closing the season on Rrpute, praltio
fowl und partridge until IMS; permit
ting hares to bo taken by any means
from October 15 to November 15 and
from December 23 to January 2 and it
any other time by means other than
shooting; mulling It unlawful to permit
any bird or animal suitable for food to
be destroyed or spoiled,
Limiting si hunter to ono llock of not
more than fifty decoys, or two Hocks
' nearer each other than loo yards; pin.
hlbltln; tho sulo of nil wild waterfowl,
Authorizing Minister to grant permits
to take game or fur hearing animals In
close season for propagating or scien
tific purposes, and for the export of any
game whether nllve or dead,
Lengthening the season two weeks on
deer north of main line of Canadian Pa
i(lc, shifting the season on moose and
caribou, thus making tho month of No
vember tho uniform season on big game ;
shortening tho season two weeks on
woodcock by opening October ll; ex
.tending tho close seas-ou on capercailzie
Making it unlawful to hunt, kill or
wilfully put to flight any waterfowl tlut
nro tnnro than 200 yards from the shore
or natural rush bed thick enough to con.
real a boat, or from u water Hue hound
ing private property; making It unlaw
ful lo take, destroy or possess eggs of
gninn birds except under permit of the
Mliilter to engage in thn business 0:
propagating game, birds,
Tleduelii" the feu for ,a luin-resldrnt
general Ibvusn from f 00 to (25, stud re
voklm: the order, In eounull 'pre.serlhlug
fi' 'iinii'-cslUont lli'cnntt f.sV Mh'H
LAW OFF PICKEREL
IN JERSEY WATERS
Additional Twenty Days of
f- i 1 1 i 1 1 tr Permitted After
ii) liiKiittii: i.. m t;ri:v.
The bohl and iloniocnitle pickerel Is
nwultlug the nngler's plrasurc.
The pickerel eusru In New York
.Statu It oiien until March 1. with thn
exception of Ijiko Oearge. wiieru thMsy 30, I tarpon, heaviest 130 pound
eason closes on I'eoetnber JI.
III .. .irif.-j ill.; ini:ii-ii-i pidsi'ii
lioei on tho 3tli nf .N'otemlMi- with nn
additional twenty days from January I
All pickerel taken in Jot so" waters
must bo at least tnelvo Inches In
It Is aim well to remember that n
f!hlng IIcmi'o Is required which costs
tho tion-rcMdont itnglr 2 u.
I.oiik lslsml mill I p-tnto otronnts.
"Whero can I Kft good rd!erl near
by"" Is tho icgul.tr question, so for the 1
benefit of those imcler.s who rtlll de
sire tu get a few days more fishing
Mure they pu'. away the outfit for an
other mmhui tli following places nre
given. It'nr ln mind, hnwewr, that the
writer tines nut guarantee that the fish
i rman will come homo with a full creel.
FIlM let us t:iko ling Island. The
following streimis nre controlled ly tho
llrooklyn llure.iu of Water Supply, to
whom one should first apply for n per
mit before fishing. Address J. 1. Lang
thorn. Deputy Commissioner. T.O Couit
street, llrooklyn: Valley Stream, Itook-
lllo Centre. Hcmp'tend Storage Iles
evvoir, Italdwlti, Freepnrt, Wantagh,
Massapequa nnd Newl.rldgo.
Tile IVoonle tiver atfurdr some good
pickerel fishing, as does Lake Ilonkon
konia and Wlldwnod I.tke.
While there aic some plckeiol in the
ponds on Staten Island, Manlius and
Itiooks. It Is unt considered worth while
to try them.
To tho mind of the writer probably
tho best place near New ork for pick
erel Is llye I .ike. three miles outside
of White l'lnlns, It being reached by
either tho Now York Centtat or the
Huston & Westchester railroad from
tho Harlem ltlter station at 129th
street, There aro also picket el In Silt or
l.nko which la p.tsred on the way to
live Lake. However, Ityo Is much the
bettor of tho two.
Westchester county, with Its Croton
resertolr system, comes tery near be
ing the popular fishing grounds for New
York fishermen. One can reach Mount
Klsco. Muscoot, Cross ltlter. Tltlcus
and Hyram lakes without much diffi
culty, and one should ohtnlu good results,
A tip for tho iiass tlshetman fur ue.t
seas'ou: try tlue lakes, especially Cioa
Sullivan county Is well provided for
In the way of lakes, among them being
Loch Sheldrake, An.'twauna Lake, White
Like. Shandoe like. Kennza, Lake,
l.nko Huntington, 1'kasutit Lake utul
lulling III r .lemej.
In Now Jciscy the fisherman has not
sot to go. very far to get good pickerel
fishing. The following lakes uro well
woith 11 ti y and under ordinary lircum
stances should bring good results:
Pompton Luke, Dig and Little Swarts
wood, Lake Hopatcons, Lake Denmark,
Longwood Luke, Dotcr. Hcho Lake nnd
Karl's Pond, aloilt two miles outside
Tho last named pond Is a private pre
serve, being stocked each year with
pickerel, and no llshlng through tho len
Is permitted by the owner.
Permission can be obtained to fish thl-
pond from tho owner, who lives on tlte
ground, a nominal charge being made
for the use of tho bait and llvo halt
Let It be known that any kind of llsh
lng Is nut the warmest kind of woil; or
pleaute, ns jou uro minded to call It,
consequently the nsnerman suouiu gu
well prepared aa to clothing, and If one
be tho owner of a bottle ttvtt will keep
oolleo hot for somo tlmo hy all means
tako It along, as 11 cup or not coffee, on
a cold day will quickly tako oft that
chill and Is bettor than tiny number of
bottles tilled with other liquids that 1
.New Hampshire) llnbblt Season,
In New Hampshire hare or rabbit
may ho killed until Feuruury 2S
Drat IHtr of the Closed Keaton for Water
fowl In the New Knaiund and
. . . .Inn, HI .fun. 1(1
...Jan, Hi .tan. HI
. ..Inn. II Jan. It
. , . ..tail. HI .tan, It)
.. .Ji.li. tu Jan, HI
t'ndrr the r-'sul itli s for tat rrutetion
of nilierutory bints 1I1" ara,in la itoett
unlit MiitniVr I, 1UIS. ea wuoj ilueka ai,.l
I,, Peiiusvltanla VVUiiari ar faek tinlun mm
'.'.in hot. iii'ill ,Us)ir Id,
llir!. seVsR 111 n-,v s-ivtji "r'iu .
January and Kcbruaty will witties.
the exodus of thousands of Not tlierti
'anglers who leavo their wintry ho:nt.
, for the mild cllt'ialo of the South, -i'Iv
can be caught the savage, barratu.'
, tho sporting klngtlsh, the grateful So..,,
Ish mackerel, the leaping tarpoi,, tV
lighting nmberjack, the elusive sallilr
. the big JewHsh. the mighty channel b.if.
, and, If one is lucky, the wamter!rc
. It Is the tarpon partietilai.y lionev
'that nttri.ets people t" the 1'lou
witters, for the slUer king If a sam
lighter that never gles up until ,c
In tho boat, und even then ho w.,1 cti
llnue to tight.
Tarpon are taken all along the ri.-irn.j
coast, nnd Texas tin,! Alabama bo.it
of some of tho best fishing that en V
found ln this country. If Mexico wm
It, ft .In., nt tt'll ,ffi .Imil.l
' dreds of anglers would head for the
wonderfully productive tarpon wate-i o'
tho Mexican count. Hut until peaee
comes to Mexico few anglers will c
lure forth In that war ridden country.
. Tho waters of Charlotte Harbor, KIs
record early 'tarpon catches. The fir"
I ono taken In 1910 was landed on IVi
ruary 22 by Louis Hrenier. It welshtj
I Although many llshed between tha
date and March 1", It was not until 1 1
latter date that tho next tarpon Ta
'taken by Mrs. Harry Whitney, lie.- fl ,
weighed C2H pounds. After March I"
practically fish were taken dally as lot i
I as anglers fished for thc:n.
Charlotte llnrhor HrodaetlTe,
Just how productive the waters of
Charlotte Harbor ato may be necn frrn
the fact that on May 30 3 tarpon were
recorded In one day. It was on May 2J
that Louis Hrcmer, Jr., took his
The records show tlio follow Iiir
catches for ono angler. Jxjuls Itremer
May 22, 4 tarpon, heaviest 12rt pound
May 24, 5 tarpon, he.ivlc-t HO pound' :
May 2, .1 tarpon, heaviest IM pounds
May 27, S tarpon, heaviest lT.n pounds.
May 29, S tarpon, heaviest 1S4 pouiid';
May 30, T tarpon, heaviest pounds.
May 31, 4 tarpon, heaviest 130 po'ind":
June 1, s tarpon, hcaIest ITo pounds.
Juno S, It tarpon, heat lest 150 pound"
Juno 9, 9 tarpon, heaviest ISO pound.
Juno 10, 20 tarpon, heaviest 140 pound'.
Another angler who llshcs practically
dally Is l It. Crownlnshlcld. Mr. t'rown
Inthleld's big days were May 2T. when
he took 6 tarpon, heaviest K9 nund-
May 2S, 3 tarpcti. heatiest 12,. tviund-
June 1, R tnri'ou, heaviest 130 pounds
June 4, 7 tnrjn, heaviest pounds
June 0, 7 tarpon, heutle-t 130 pound
.lunn 7, 8 tarpon, heaviest 1,'n) pounds
June 9. 13 tarpon, heaviest 15S pound".
Another angler who devotes hlmse '
entirely to tarpon for months run!
months nt a stretch s n. w. t'rowm -snleld,
who on June 17 tool: is tarpon
the heaviest of which weighed 15
On June 25 Howard H. Kerner tnok 17
tarpon the he.t1e.-t of tvhbii neighed
Others who tlsh dally and hate tali- 1
big nh Include F. WKlneman. Jee l.u
Ingston, M. M. Sternberger and T H
Afl these men are members of
Izaal; Walton Club, who hate paid trlbi
to the tarimn ln tho following fori
He iTa. a it arrior
Trltd and tru.
He vns n t.irpin
Thruugli and thi-ius
ll -ni better than
"Me or you."
He busteii my lire
Anil amy he flf
tf e'd CMiirht him
Wed h.lto li.id llllll mmj t
Despite tho fact tliMt tho tarn .1
glers of the Ir.ank Walton duo aro t
orderly men and take their p. ti:ne e-
ousiy tney boldly print In tle,r c lib
nouncemcnt this picture 1 ie n
ll rlith up ar!y tn tii. im p n jnl
turbeth the whole lioi.rh,j
Mighty re his preparation.
He goeth forth full of hor.
IVheu the day Is far spont tie r- r
smelling f strong dr-U a 1
truth U not tn him.
HIk Tarpon at M, PelershnrB.
The St. Petersburg Tarpon i iuh, i- r
lieadquaiters are at St. l'eteburg, I"
do not seek tho tarpon un'i Muv, w ,,
tho fish is ready to take the bull I.
the Irani; Walton Fishing Club.
Fort Myers Tarpon lislilng Assnelt
and the Aransas Pass FHihtg Club. 1'
St. Petersburg club members com.! fr
all over the. country tu tlsh ut I,ongbc
John's Paso, Coriez, Hgmonl, Jew!!
Key, Southwest Pass Channel nnd I.i
The largest tarpon taken by .t in
Wr of the St. Petersburg Taipnl. 01
was sO'j Inches long nnd was on-,
by 11. W. Hudd of St. Petersburg, 1
It was taken on u 21 thread I i,
standard line of the cluh,
The next larirest tnrnati twin 77 l'r' f
I long, nnd one euch was captu-i-d b. 1
. ariey or St. Petersburg, Fla . ,
II. Walter Fuller. St. Petersburg, l"'t
Tho third largest tarpon was ."
Inches and was taken by tl, W, llr't'
of Lima, Ohio.
J. Frank Chase of fit. peter, In
enptured n tarpon of ZU 'iHics
Other big tarpon included J J I"ti
I'ass-a-tlrille, Fla., four fish. 7.,
74 und 71 Incfies; O. W. Orlttlttt. Li
Ohio. 71 Inches; IV Walter Fuller, t
of 74 Inches; Julian F. Fuller. St. P
ersburg. Fla., two of 70 und 72 Indie
H. Louis King, St. Petersburg, I-'h
inches, nnd V, C. West, St, FcteiV
lla 70 Inches.
Cet ready, anglers-, for tin pon t m-
The lllojolo Auuler.
Cli.it !os llradford under yeste
date writes to Tin; Sr,v ns fir
"Imvld ltlter? writes me i -ile
wheel to my favorite angling 1
regularly In the spring, su 1 e
autumn time. Thn four on 1 u-,
uii tio nntK-ciiliirt space on t v w' t
my leader box and Us book nte
carried tu my pocketf
uu ami tit'n.
tille, DelislilliilU en, 11
sle wllli giHl ciimp.in
icnisl wiirU 111 tlti mi' I n
Irrlati.inent und It.-. I'
Hon 01 the I 11II11I siis-'h'
LesKue, n' tin.li
Opera lloil.e, 4 Mil - '
..sriinlay I'.i Jan 1
S n't'lock TicseU adhi''
irent unit la.lv. tm nil
wardrnlm.Sl.OO-.Mivl rrleniUthero. wllli I let
Tickets from any ineiiilHT or nf Al. S llr 1
Ktnancial Hoc., SOUU Myrtle av, lliisiklsn
9nm Steamboat 0
Dally at A. M. from Pier 1. K, 1! , UM-1
Jar. Itfstnurant. ltalt. Iiuidf. etr oil t '
VARK. WsrkiUj. il.tsii HoniUsa. 1
UiMT TUII Or" MKAMON. Ml., 1
OCR uirisrlt'lSIIKH K AM.
Vet 11 llappv lv 1 ir
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