The Lewis and Clark Expedition was an angler’s dream trip

On some days, Lewis and Clark expedition members caught bass, catfish, trout, or other species as fast as they could bait a hook. But fish meant more to the expedition than occasional amusement. Fish were important in the collection of scientific information. Lewis and Captain William Clark recorded 11 species of fish unknown to Americans at the time, and they mentioned more than 30 different species through­out the journey.

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