Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit Fishing Northern Glacial Lakes by Dr. Harold C. Lyon, Jr. The Northeast Fishing &...
Winnipesaukee: Abenaki Indian for... “ The   Smile of the Great Spirit”   … or  “ Beautiful waters in a high place” 6th la...
Background <ul><li>15 Master Anglers share 600 years of wisdom & folklore through tips, stories, techniques, favorite flie...
Why do the 15 Master Anglers in my book fish? •  Generation to generation - passed on from forefathers to fathers to sons ...
 
Fellowship with Slovakian Anglers
MY FORMATIVE YEARS <ul><li>• 1938: Fishing off the dock </li></ul><ul><li>• 1941: WW II </li></ul><ul><li>• My Mentor - Un...
MY FORMATIVE YEARS The major changes in my 69 years: •  Proliferation of high performance boats  •  Pro Bass tournaments •...
The Smallmouth bass Early French settlers, St. Lawrence River, called smallmouth bass, “Achigan” Algonquin Indian word for...
The Landlocked Salmon The name  Salmo  comes from Latin word , saliere  meaning to leap <ul><li>• Ice out is a fly fisherm...
The Landlocked Salmon Best Lures <ul><li>•  Spoons: </li></ul><ul><li>Sutton #61 (w/ red stripe) </li></ul><ul><li>DB Smel...
The Landlocked Salmon “Bean Counter’s” (the late Paul Philipee) Compulsive Research on 2 sides of the boat • Copper vrs Br...
The Lake Trout Largest native fish in NH Lakes <ul><li>•  Orginally in 2 Conn Lakes, Winnipsaukee, Squam, Winnisquam, Newf...
Ice Fishing Love Affair DVD 2
Ice Fishing from DVD 2 With Yo Adrien
DVD 2: Ice Fishing in Lake Winnipesaukee
More Jigging for White Perch
DVD 2: Jigging for White Perch
 
Tips from the Master Anglers <ul><li>~Lakers: 2’-5’ from bottom  </li></ul><ul><li>in 40’ of water using live smelt on  </...
Transforming from Fisherman to Angler <ul><li>The Master Anglers of Lake Winnipesaukee </li></ul>
“ A Love Affair with Angling - Folklore from the Master Anglers of lake Winnipesaukee” In our series of DVDs, the 1st disk...
Record New Hampshire Fish <ul><li>Smallmouth Bass: 7 lbs 14.5 oz </li></ul><ul><li>Largemouth Bass: 10 lbs 8 oz </li></ul>...
“ BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR”  Hal’s books & DVDs on Sale at this show only: 25% off <ul><li>Angling in the Smile of the Great ...
Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali.  He was using a dotted line.  He caught every other fish.
<ul><li>I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know  what  to feed it. </li></ul><ul><li>I had amnesia once...
Angling as Humanism <ul><li>Why fish?   Is fishing more than a “sport? This sheds light on an anthropological question: &q...
Angling as Humanism… <ul><li>What do you get out of fishing?   Meditation, communing, solitude, being with nature, the thr...
Angling as Humanism… <ul><li>Do people know why they fish --  is it something they are impelled to do by some inner force?...
Angling as Humanism… <ul><li>What do we know about the  inter-generational nature of fishing , the relationship of the ang...
Angling as Humanism… <ul><li>What is the social nature of fishing?   Do we find the counterparts of primitive hunting-and-...
How Does Angling fit into the Humanities? <ul><li>The rich tapestry of fishing folklore is shared by 15 Master Anglers: </...
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  1. 1. Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit Fishing Northern Glacial Lakes by Dr. Harold C. Lyon, Jr. The Northeast Fishing & Hunting Expo Hartford Connecticut www. deepwaterspress .com February 27, 2010 Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will... every day Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will drink beer, tell lies and wear a stupid hat.
  2. 2. Winnipesaukee: Abenaki Indian for... “ The Smile of the Great Spirit” … or “ Beautiful waters in a high place” 6th largest natural lake in the US not connected to Canada
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>15 Master Anglers share 600 years of wisdom & folklore through tips, stories, techniques, favorite flies, depths, speeds, lies, and other secrets about northern glacial lakes </li></ul>Author: 69 years of fishing in Lake Winni
  4. 4. Why do the 15 Master Anglers in my book fish? • Generation to generation - passed on from forefathers to fathers to sons and daughters • Kind of therapy with roots in primitive times • Escape from stress of life, relationships, spouse • Addicted to powerful strike of the fish • Competition -- Type “A” • Bonding with other anglers (Slovakia) • Hunters & food gathers -- genetic pogramming
  5. 6. Fellowship with Slovakian Anglers
  6. 7. MY FORMATIVE YEARS <ul><li>• 1938: Fishing off the dock </li></ul><ul><li>• 1941: WW II </li></ul><ul><li>• My Mentor - Uncle Gordon Hines </li></ul><ul><li>• Fly casting with card under arm </li></ul><ul><li>• Lake Winni - the magnet </li></ul><ul><li>that draws us back </li></ul>Fishing: “The art of casting, trolling, jigging, or spinning while freezing, sweating, swatting, or swearing.”
  7. 8. MY FORMATIVE YEARS The major changes in my 69 years: • Proliferation of high performance boats • Pro Bass tournaments • Decline of yellow perch and increase in white perch • Water quality and t he acquisition and preservation of land and islands • Evolution of Fishing tackle
  8. 9. The Smallmouth bass Early French settlers, St. Lawrence River, called smallmouth bass, “Achigan” Algonquin Indian word for “Ferocious.” • President Grover Cleveland on smallmouth bass (p.25, 27) • Fly casting for Salmon & bass •“ Fish dogging” • French kissing a frog • Baits: Hellgrammites and crawfish and lures which immitate them
  9. 10. The Landlocked Salmon The name Salmo comes from Latin word , saliere meaning to leap <ul><li>• Ice out is a fly fisherman’s delight -- on top! (they like 55 degree water) </li></ul><ul><li>• When smelt ample, 6” yealings grow to </li></ul><ul><li>19” by end 2nd yr; to 22” by 3rd yr; to 23” </li></ul><ul><li>by 4th yr and 24” or larger 5th, 6th 7th yr. </li></ul><ul><li>• Fish shallow </li></ul>
  10. 11. The Landlocked Salmon Best Lures <ul><li>• Spoons: </li></ul><ul><li>Sutton #61 (w/ red stripe) </li></ul><ul><li>DB Smelt </li></ul><ul><li>Top Gun </li></ul><ul><li>Mooselook, Needlefish </li></ul><ul><li>Guide Special </li></ul>• Streamer Flies: Winni-Smelt (Jim Warner) Maynard’s Marvel Pumpkin Head Red Marabou, Firesmelt (Alan Nute), Grey Ghost Hal’s Spirit
  11. 12. The Landlocked Salmon “Bean Counter’s” (the late Paul Philipee) Compulsive Research on 2 sides of the boat • Copper vrs Brass Mooselooks (8%) • Light (4-6 lb) vrs heavier leader (8-12lb) (14%) • Long (50+’) vrs short (12’) leader (10%) • Swivels snapped to lure vrs inline (9% inline) • Suttons with vrs Suttons without red stripe (23% red) • Leadcore vrs Downriggers (20-30%) • Close vs. far behind the boat (12% far)
  12. 13. The Lake Trout Largest native fish in NH Lakes <ul><li>• Orginally in 2 Conn Lakes, Winnipsaukee, Squam, Winnisquam, Newfound, and Crystal </li></ul><ul><li>• Thrives at 50 degrees </li></ul><ul><li>• Slow growing (18” 2 lb keeper is </li></ul><ul><li>5 yrs old) </li></ul><ul><li>• Troll slowly </li></ul><ul><li>• Big bait or flies catch big fish (“shark”) </li></ul><ul><li>• Jason’s jigging machine </li></ul>
  13. 14. Ice Fishing Love Affair DVD 2
  14. 15. Ice Fishing from DVD 2 With Yo Adrien
  15. 16. DVD 2: Ice Fishing in Lake Winnipesaukee
  16. 17. More Jigging for White Perch
  17. 18. DVD 2: Jigging for White Perch
  18. 20. Tips from the Master Anglers <ul><li>~Lakers: 2’-5’ from bottom </li></ul><ul><li>in 40’ of water using live smelt on </li></ul><ul><li>tip-ups or jigging with leadhead jigs. </li></ul><ul><li>~Rainbows: in very shallow water 1’-10’ </li></ul><ul><li>just under ice with small smelt or </li></ul><ul><li>nightcrawlers. </li></ul><ul><li>~Cusk: at night on bottom with 1oz weight </li></ul><ul><li>fixed to Cusk stick </li></ul><ul><li>~NO SALMON! </li></ul>Master Angler Mario DeCarolis Ice fishing tips: • Plenty of libations • Plenty of propane for your heater • Leave bob house unlocked in case someone wants to use it • Make sure ice is thick enough (minimum 4”) • Extra food for unexpected hungry company
  19. 21. Transforming from Fisherman to Angler <ul><li>The Master Anglers of Lake Winnipesaukee </li></ul>
  20. 22. “ A Love Affair with Angling - Folklore from the Master Anglers of lake Winnipesaukee” In our series of DVDs, the 1st disk was released in 2007 and the 2nd in February 2009 Excerpt from DVD 1 starring the “Grump Master”: Dr. Vincent Giuliano:
  21. 23. Record New Hampshire Fish <ul><li>Smallmouth Bass: 7 lbs 14.5 oz </li></ul><ul><li>Largemouth Bass: 10 lbs 8 oz </li></ul><ul><li>Landlocked Salmon: 18.5 lbs (1914, 1942) </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Trout: 28. 5lbs </li></ul><ul><li>Rainbow Trout:15 lbs 7.2 oz </li></ul><ul><li>White Perch: 3 lb.11.5 oz </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow Perch: 2 lbs. 6 oz </li></ul>
  22. 24. “ BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR” Hal’s books & DVDs on Sale at this show only: 25% off <ul><li>Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit (signed by author) </li></ul><ul><li>• Hardback Collector’s Edition: list: $39.95 show sale: $29.95 </li></ul><ul><li>(numbered 1-1000 - 200 left) </li></ul><ul><li>• Paperback: list: $24.95 show sale: $19.95 </li></ul><ul><li>• Love Affair with Angling DVDs Disk 1 and 2 </li></ul><ul><li>list: $24.95 show sale: $14.95 or both for $25 </li></ul><ul><li>• Combo book and both DVDs: list: $75 show sale : $39.95 </li></ul>
  23. 25. Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.
  24. 26. <ul><li>I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it. </li></ul><ul><li>I had amnesia once -- or twice </li></ul><ul><li>Protons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic </li></ul><ul><li>All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy </li></ul><ul><li>If the world was a logical place, men would ride horses sidesaddle </li></ul><ul><li>What is a &quot;free&quot; gift? Aren't all gifts free? </li></ul><ul><li>They told me I was gullible... And I believed them </li></ul><ul><li>Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up, he'll never be able to merge his car onto a freeway </li></ul><ul><li>Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long </li></ul><ul><li>Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone </li></ul><ul><li>One nice thing about egotists: they don't talk about other people </li></ul><ul><li>A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries </li></ul><ul><li>I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure </li></ul><ul><li>Show me a man with both feet firmly on the ground, and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants off </li></ul><ul><li>Is it my imagination, or do buffalo wings taste like chicken </li></ul>
  25. 27. Angling as Humanism <ul><li>Why fish? Is fishing more than a “sport? This sheds light on an anthropological question: &quot;How does an activity, fishing, that existed to feed people in the past, become a leisure activity, sport, or form of personal gratification or therapy?&quot; </li></ul>
  26. 28. Angling as Humanism… <ul><li>What do you get out of fishing? Meditation, communing, solitude, being with nature, the thrill of the hunt, food to put on the family table, competition with other fishermen, getting away from a nagging mate, experiencing tranquility before dawn, leaving civilization behind for awhile, bonding with other anglers. </li></ul>
  27. 29. Angling as Humanism… <ul><li>Do people know why they fish -- is it something they are impelled to do by some inner force? How do tangible elements of fishing culture (boats, photos of fish, huts, favorite lures, stories, rites of passage) serve as vehicles for the culture of anglers? Are fishermen responding to something deep in the psyche? </li></ul>
  28. 30. Angling as Humanism… <ul><li>What do we know about the inter-generational nature of fishing , the relationship of the angler to his or her parents, grandparents, and children? How does fishing run in families; how is it passed on? </li></ul>
  29. 31. Angling as Humanism… <ul><li>What is the social nature of fishing? Do we find the counterparts of primitive hunting-and-fishing bands of males? What about women fishing? </li></ul>
  30. 32. How Does Angling fit into the Humanities? <ul><li>The rich tapestry of fishing folklore is shared by 15 Master Anglers: </li></ul><ul><li>• their angling history </li></ul><ul><li>• their angler heroes </li></ul><ul><li>• favorite tales </li></ul><ul><li>• philosophy on angling </li></ul><ul><li>• changes observed in Lake Winnipesaukee, its fish, tackle, boats, technology, and practices over their lifetimes </li></ul>

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