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1861 FISH ARE PLENTIFUL

05 30 Fish are very plentiful in the river and large numbers are being caught by line and net. Our streams abound with bass, pickerel, pike, perch and other varieties that are favorites. WD

 

1871

02 15 FISHY, BUT TRUE

We learn from reliable authority that the fish were so numerous, lately, in the river at the village of Hustisford, 12 miles north of here, as for a time to seriously interfere with the running of the mills there, thousands of the finny tribes clogging the wheels of the machinery. The fish were of the largest variety, pickerel, black bass, and pike, and were easily fished out with pitch forks, rakes and other novel angling implements. WR

 

1900

07 13 LARGE MUSKALLONGE

That large muskallonge on exhibition at Ohm Bros. place of business on Second Street was caught by Frank W. Piper, of Pipersville, at Minocqua several weeks ago. It weighed 28 pounds and measured 45 inches in length. Mr. Piper felt so proud of his catch that he sent it to Chicago and had it mounted. It is by far the finest specimen of fish ever seen in Watertown. WG

 

 

 

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