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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition continues another day at Fish Camp, east of Homer, Nebraska. Lewis tries his hand at dragging the fish net in the nearby creeks and catches over 700 fish.

From the journals...

Capt. Lewis & 12 of the party went out to the Mahar Creek a fishing    they returned in the afternoon with more than a barrell or in nombers 709. 167 of them pike, of a Tolrable Size

John Ordway

Northern pike, Esox lucius

Large Northern pike swimming with smaller pike

Photo © Georg Mittenecker. Permission via the Creative Commons 2.5 License.