Burbot (Fresh Water Cusk, Ling, Lake Lawyer, Losh, Eelpout): The only fresh water member of the Codfish family; found in deep parts of the larger lakes of Canada and the northern United States. The Burbot has a very wide range, extending through the Northern States to the Fraser River, the Arctic regions, and Alaska. It has been reported from as far south as Kansas, although none has been found south of New York on the Atlantic slope. Most deep lakes in New England contain the "Cusk." Usual weight is not over four or five pounds, but it is known to reach eight or ten pounds. In Alaska some are said to have been caught weighing 60 pounds. The Burbot affects rather deep water, approaching the shore at night to feed. It subsists to a great extent upon other fishes their eggs and young.
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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