Bygones of Monroe:
FISHING FOR BLACK BASS
The followers of Sir Isaac Walton are having rare sport, now-a-days on the Monroe fishing grounds. Black bass were apparently never more numerous than now, and never more disposed to be hooked. Joe Guyor informs us that a few days ago three boats went out from his place, and brought in a total of 199 black bass. Also that a few days previously one boat caught 179 and another boat 176. We hope our readers will not regard this as an old fashioned "fish story," but will take into consideration the fact that the gentlemen who had such unusual success with the hook and line, came from Adrian, where all the good fishermen come from.
(Monroe Commercial, June 11, 1874, p.1, c.2)