The true salmon is a fish of peculiar habits. It breeds in the fresh water streams and after reaching a certain age it goes down to the ocean where it grows to a large size and takes on a different appearance, when it comes back to the streams to spawn, an Atlantic salmon. In the different stages of its growth it is known first as a parr, then as a smolt, later as a grilse and eventually it becomes a salmon. This is interesting and we would like to have more of it but it is the catching of the fish that interests the anglers most, and a lengthy discourse on the habits of the fish cannot be indulged in here. The Atlantic salmon is a beautiful fish, and a game fighter. Specimens weighing as much as eighty pounds have been taken but the usual catch runs from ten to thirty pounds. One thing I wish to mention before going farther; salmon are "killed" not caught and you seldom hear anglers talk about catching them, they invariably say "kill", These fish spawn in the sea-going rivers of Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Labrador, Newfoundland, and the Unorganized Territory east of Hudson Bay, commonly known as Ungava. They seldom if ever enter rivers south of Maine and the only really good fishing is in Canada and Newfoundland.
Brooks, Lake. The Science of Fishing. Columbus, OH: A.R. Harding, 1912. Print.
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