A silent film. Described by many anglers as “the world’s gamiest fish,” the bone fish, taken on the lightest of salt water tackle, offers rare sport to the enthusiastic fisherman. With a piece of the conch meat on his hook the fisherman makes several casts until — blowie ! The bone fish strikes and out shoots the line ! After a game battle it is brought to the net and we get a clear closeup of the fish. The fishermen then decide to go after barracuda, known as “the tigers of the sea.” They catch several of these large fish which are said to be more dangerous to man than sharks. Last of all a Wahoo, weighing 85 pounds, is caught. This is the kind of picture that will make the blood of a sportsman run a lot faster. It is equally thrilling and interesting to the person who has never held a fishing rod in his hand. (Catalogue of the National Film Library of Sixteen Millimeter Motion Pictures, 1931)

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