They were dead, choked to death by the fine threads of a gill-net.
By-and-by men came in boats, and hauled up the gill-net and the helpless salmon that had become entangled in it.
Two young fellows stretched a gill-net across the mouth of the creek.
One gill-net day is equivalent to one gill net, 200 yards long, operated for 24 hours.
Served through it all, then came back here to live on the birds and fish he can get with a light rifle and a gill-net.
Red was to box three rounds with a man named Tomingo, a dark-faced foreigner who piloted a gill-net boat.
“Only one of the gill-net boats returning to the cannery,” was the answer.
When a large fish is meshed in a gill-net, the floats by their agitation advertise the fact.