Sport: Fish Story

In the Midwest and East, a few brash catfish, who didn't know any better, were about the only fish biting. May had been a month of rain, leaving trout streams high and coffee-colored. As the waters went down last week, the blood pressure of 15 million U.S. fishermen (20% above the prewar high) went up. It looked like a big year.

During the war, when fishermen were scarce, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service went on stocking lakes and streams with its usual 7,000,000,000 fish and fish eggs a year. State hatcheries fed them on...

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