Fishing for Oil
A very valuable oil, for watches and fine machinery, is obtained from the blubber of the “blackfish”—which is really not a fish, but a species of small whale, attaining a length of 30 feet and weighing three tons or more.
THE average person, hearing of a “blackfish,” imagines it to be an ordinary fish, about the size of a herring. But there are many fish called “black-fish” and one of them (sometimes called the “pilot-whale”) is not a fish at all, but a mammal (a species of small whale). A full-grown blackfish averages 30 feet in length and weighs about 3 tons.
He Found a Lobster-Pot of Gold
Ed Myers migrated from Princeton to Maine and he found it paid off to send live lobsters on long trips, too.
By H. W. Kellick
“YOU’RE crazy!” lobstermen told Ed Myers when he informed them he was going to ship live Maine lobsters direct to homes of seafood lovers all over the country.
“Who ever heard of selling live lobsters by mail!” friends chided.
“It’s utterly impossible,” the experts advised.
Of course Mr. Roe writes the fishing articles…
Harvesting Fish from the Ocean
By A.W. ROE
A SHIP equipped with machinery for harvesting fish from the ocean has been launched at Lybeck, on the St. Johns River, Florida.
The boat is built upon long pontoons. It now remains to finish the installing of the electrical machinery ami the boat will be able to sally forth down the St. Johns River to the open ocean, there to prove or disprove the theory and dreams of the inventor of perfecting a craft that will catch, clean, cure and make ready for the market, fish in a wholesale fashion.
ODDITIES OF LIFE
SCISSORS GRINDING UP TO DATE
THOSE who are inclined to regard the scissors grinder as a dull sort of fellow, who is content to push a cart with a tinkling bell through the streets, may well
contemplate the picture reproduced herewith, of another sort of scissors grinder. He uses his bicycle, riding it until he has work to do, and then supports the rear wheel in the usual way, and uses the machine as a source of power and as his work-bench, too. A simple attachment runs the emery wheel mounted on the handle bar, and the up-to-date grinder may sit at ease and pedal as he does his work.
SHE’S SOME FISHERMAN
MISS GLADYS INGLE, stunt flyer, believes in proof. That’s why she had her picture taken with this 212-pound black bass which she caught off the coast at Hermosa Beach, California.
The giant fish was brought to submission only after a struggle lasting an hour and a half. Miss Ingle hooked tlie fish with light tackle, a fact which made the landing extremely difficult. The hook from which it is suspended in the picture is merely for the purpose of the photograph.
SEA SERPENT? When Keith McRae of Sidney. Australia, hauled in this 12-foot-long oarfish. he thought he had caught one. This peculiar eel-like creature grows up to 40 feet in length.
WHALE OF A MOUTH comfortably holds three young Jonahs at Luna Park in Naples, Italy. The huge mammal died after being washed ashore there recently. It was stuffed, displayed at resort.
I Can Your Catch for Cash
My game-fish-canning idea is now a big business. Sportsmen say ii answers every fisherman’s prayer.
By Phillip Thurmond as told to Lee Edson
THERE may be fishermen who duck at the sight of a game warden but I’m not one of them. Wardens are my best friends. In fact, I wouldn’t be in my present unusual business if it hadn’t been for the imagination and encouragement of the marine warden of Eureka, California.
they call it “SKISH”
Life’s more fun if you go fishing— and fishing’s more fun if you’ve taken this popular college course.
Photographed for MI by George Barris
SKISH is a fairly new word combining “skill” and “fishing.” Down at Florida Southern College in Lakeland they teach a course called Skish And Outdoor Life. Coach Jim Lease, an expert in precision casting, fly-tying, plug-making, tackle repair and hooking them, gives his boys and girls a thorough grounding in the sport of presidents. Not to mention a whale of a time out fishing.
Australians Hunt Sharks with Electricity
THE latest weapon devised to attack the man-eating sharks which are such a dread to surf bathers is an electrical charge. During recent tests held at Gunnamatta Bay, near Sydney, Australia, fishermen succeeded in killing a 10-foot monster with only a six-volt charge. Experiments conducted by the inventor disclose a small voltage is sufficient to kill a large shark whereas a small fish requires nearly 200 volts before being affected.
For some strange reason this picture reminds me of this article.
Angler Gets Record 956-lb. Tuna
TIPPING the scales at 956 pounds, the biggest tuna ever caught with rod and reel was pulled out of Liverpool bay, Nova Scotia, recently by Thomas Howell, Chicago financier.
More than 200 pounds heavier than Zane Grey’s record catch of a few years ago, the giant fish was landed after only a 3-1/2 hour battle. The strain of the line, holding the mouth of the fish open, actually drowned it.