Some Fish and Some Fishing
By Frank Gray Griswold
328 Pgs. of BIG Fishing Adventures
KNOWING that the period of a man’s hard-riding days is limited, I prepared for the inevitable some years since by making a pastime of sea-fishing. I have fished for most fish that swim in the American waters, both in the Atlantic and in the Pacific.
The first tarpon was taken by rod and reel by William H. Wood of New York on April 18, 1885, bottom-fishing, and it was not until the invention of the Van Vleck tarpon trolling-hook that the method of fishing for them in this manner became a success; for before that, out of ten fish you would “hang” you might with luck save one.