Squeteague (Weakfish, Yellow Fin, Suckermang, Squit, Sea Bass, White Sea Bass, Corvina, She Cults, Checutts, Blueflsh, Chickwick, Sea Trout, Spotted Trout, Salmon. Sea Salmon, Salmon Trout, etc.): Caught in the ocean and its surf, bays, rivers, creeks, channels, inlets, etc., by trolling in deep waters with an artificial squid of bone, cedar, or pearl; with a light casting-rod, multiplying reel, and linen line, by surf fishing with shedder crab and killie bait nnd the same rod and tackle, and in bay, flat, and channelfishing by plying medium tackle—six or eight-ounce bait or tr^nt rod, etc.—on shrimp, shedder crab, killie, and worm bait. The Atlantic and Pacific coasts are represented by several species. The Atlantic species weighs from one to ten pounds. A specimen weighing 30 pounds is on record. For the weakfish of the flats at flood tide use no sinker; or, at the most, a split shot. In the channels angle as the water rushes in at nearly flood tide, also at flood tide and as the water is rushing out. In the ocean, the ebbing tide is best. In the North, the season lasts from June to October, July. August and September being the popular months. In the South the squeteague is called spotted trout, sea trout, and salmon; on the Pacific coast it is referred to as sea bass, white sea bass, blueflsh, sea trout, and covina. See "California Fishing."
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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