SALMON CAUGHT ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER OREGON CITY, ORE.--An army of anglers in the Columbia River as the salmon start their spring trek to spawning grounds. 20 to 40 pounds a catch is child's play as the fishermen pull them in right and left.
WRESTLING IN A RING OF FISH Here's one wrestling bout that really "smelt". Battlers wade into a ring filled with two tons of smelt and mix it up for a comic round of skidding flesh and flying fish. Speedy Frank wins by a scale.
RECORD SALMON RUN Tributary streams of the Columbia River in Washington are virtually alive with fish striving to reach spawning grounds. Hundreds of big ones are caught by hand--some for Government fish hatcheries and others by the Indians for their winter food supply.
YOUNG MEN FISH FOR POOL MERMAIDS A group of young men try to fish lovely mermaids out of a local pool. The girls put up a big fight but seem to be losing until one of the boys loses his balance and gets a dunking.
SWIMMER PAUL CHOTTEAU BEATS OLD RECORD Famous French long-distance swimmer Paul Chotteau sets out from Santa Barbara Island to the mainland to break his old record. He passes his 44-mile distance record but gives up before reaching the mainland. During the journey a curious whale stops by to check out the strange fish.
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