from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See maskalonge.


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  • The word is often made mascalonge, or muscalunge, and, it being less labour to pronounce one than four syllables, people in many districts where the fish is caught, for short call it "'lunge."

    Lines in Pleasant Places Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler

  • For mascalonge or pickerel I invariably use wire snells made as follows: Lay off four or more strands of fine brass wire 13 inches long; turn one end of the wires smoothly over a No. 1 iron wire and work the ends in between the strands below.


  • The mascalonge, as a game fish, is scarcely behind the small-mouthed bass and is certainly more gamy than the lake trout.


  • Every angler knows the bold, determined manner in which the mascalonge strikes his prey.


  • A pair of 5-0 O'Shaughnessy's, or Sproat's will be found none too large; and as for the mascalonge and pickerel, if I must err, let it be on the side of large hooks and strong lines.


  • And I saw a mascalonge on Georgian Bay that was longer than the Canuck guide who was toting the fish over his shoulder by a stick thrust in the mouth and gills.


  • The possibilities as to size of the mascalonge and Northern pickerel no man knows.


  • An expert mascalonge fisherman -- Davis by name -- happened to take board at the farm house where I was staying, and he had a notion that he could "beat some of them big fellows;" and he did it; with three large cod hooks, a bit of fine, strong chain, twelve yards of cod-line, an eighteen-foot tamarack pole and a twelve inch sucker for bait.


  • The casting and handling is the same as with the frog-bait and is very killing for bass, pickerel and mascalonge, It is a good lure for salmon trout also; but, for him it was found better to fasten the bait with the lower hook in a way to give it a spinning motion; and this necessitates the use of


  • I have spoken only of brass or copper wire for snells, and for pickerel or mascalonge of large size nothing else is to be depended on.



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