Hake (Squirrel Hake, White Hake, Ling, Old English Hake, etc.): Caught during the fall or early winter months along the Atlantic coast, from Labrador to Virginia, regardless of tide in the day, and in the small surf at night at high tide; October to early June best. Abundant in Massachusetts Bay, in the Bay of Fundy, and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Occurs near New York. Tackle and bait: Same as for Cod, though the Hake in weight averages less than the Cod. The name "Ling" is applied to the white or common Hake found in the waters along the coast. This fish is also known as the American Codling, the word or name Ling probably being the short for Codling, or, in other words, a nickname wrongly applied. The real Ling is a fresh-water fish, and in fact is the only member of the Cod family permanently resident in the fresh waters of America. The real Ling is also known as Burbot, Lawyey, Marthy, Methy, Losh, Eelpout, Dogfish, Lake Cusk, FreshWater Cod, Aleby, Trout and Mother-of-Eels.
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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