It does not follow, however, that black-bass should be introduced in trout waters; far from it.
As a game-fish the black-bass has come into his inheritance.
Most pike are caught by anglers in northern waters when fishing for black-bass.
How high can a black-bass leap from the water, do you think?
He courts Nature in her more communicative moods, and in the haunts of the black-bass his desires are realized.
Its long body does not admit of the quick doublings of the black-bass or brook-trout.
On the other hand I was once fly-fishing on a black-bass stream in Kentucky, with a friend from Ohio who was casting the minnow.
But the black-bass exhibits, if not intelligence, something akin to it, in his strategical manœuvres.
With the small hooks of grayling flies, it is not wise for the angler to attempt to "strike," as in trout or black-bass fishing.
I have never known a black-bass to sulk like the salmon by lying motionless on the bottom.