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. American angler's guide : or, complete fisher's manual, for the United States: containing the opinions and practices of experienced anglers of both hemispheres ; with the addition of a second part.. Fishing. 200 THE SHEEPSHEAD. in Flatlands bay, some years since, and when lie had fairly exhausted hia Btrength by long and careful skill, and was reeling liim towards the boat, on the surface of the water. lost his noble prize by the rapacity of a villanous shark, who seized the lish. and broke away with part of the line. In the evening of the same day. some net fishermen were hauling the seine

. American angler's guide : or, complete fisher's manual, for the United States: containing the opinions and practices of experienced anglers of both hemispheres ; with the addition of a second part.. Fishing. 200 THE SHEEPSHEAD. in Flatlands bay, some years since, and when lie had fairly exhausted hia Btrength by long and careful skill, and was reeling liim towards the boat, on the surface of the water. lost his noble prize by the rapacity of a villanous shark, who seized the lish. and broke away with part of the line. In the evening of the same day. some net fishermen were hauling the seine  Stock Photo
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. American angler's guide : or, complete fisher's manual, for the United States: containing the opinions and practices of experienced anglers of both hemispheres ; with the addition of a second part.. Fishing. 200 THE SHEEPSHEAD. in Flatlands bay, some years since, and when lie had fairly exhausted hia Btrength by long and careful skill, and was reeling liim towards the boat, on the surface of the water. lost his noble prize by the rapacity of a villanous shark, who seized the lish. and broke away with part of the line. In the evening of the same day. some net fishermen were hauling the seine on a neighboring beach, and captured the piratical monster; and mi opening him, the sheepshead was found iu his stomach, partly digested, with my friend's hook in his jaw." The Buffalo correspondent remarks, of the fresh and salt water sheepshead— " This is a villain in general estimation—the pest of the fisher for basse—a fish that putteth the cook, who would ren- der him acceptable at table, in a quandary—from which, I am sony to say, I cannot relieve her, though she be at her wit's end. " He is generally brown, gray or reddish above, and of a dead, impure white below. His head is large, and his body is flattened latterly, though the frying-pan rejecteth him. His ordinary weight is two or three pounds, though he some- times weighs five, and even six. His food, his haunts, his habits, are similar to those of the black basse, whom he ever accompanieth—as though he were intended by nature as a foil to set oft' the merits of that jewel of the flood. He is despised, vea detested by the choleric angler—who pulls him out, and then dasheth him upon the stones. " The sheepshead of the sea is a lusty, crafty fish, bepraised alike by the fisherman and the epicure. At the turn of the tide, he tikes the whole soft clam on your hook at a mouth- ful, and chews it shell and all, and pulls like a salmon as you draw him in; and his radiant, deep, and broad-barre