HOOKING YOUR FISH
I find that a great many of my friends lose a large percentage of their fish by getting excited when they get a strike trolling for bass. I do a lot 6f trolling with live bait and my choice bait Is a live minnow from 3 to 4 in. long. In trolling for bass I take my casting rod and reel, use a good-sized hook and hook my minnow back of the gill on one side, allowing the point to come out through the gill on the other side of the head. I let my line out about 120 ft., then row very slowly until I get a strike. Then I use my kink for hooking the fish. I just stop the boat and watch him. As a rule he will take the minnow and run about four feet. Then he will stop, turn his minnow and again run two or three feet while swallowing the minnow. Then he stops for a second and starts again. This is the time to hook him. Do not get excited when you get a strike, but take your time. You will land more bass.
Katz, Harry N. Kinks A Book of 250 Helpful Hints for Hunters, Anglers and Outers. Chicago: Outers, 1917. Print.
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