Whitefish: There are several species—the Whitefish inhabiting the Great Lakes and British America; the Lake Whitefish (Lake Herring, Michigan Herring, Cisco, etc.) of one foot length, ranging from the Great Lakes northeastward to Labrador; the Geneva Lake Whitefish (Frostfish, etc.) of Lakes Michigan, Ontario, and western New York, particularly Geneva Lake; the Mongrel Whitefish occurring in the upper Great Lakes and northward to Alaska; the Menomonee Whitefish, occurring in the lakes of New England, the upper Great Lakes, and northwestward to Alaska; the Rocky Mountain Whitefish (Mountain Herring, Round Fish, Shad Waiter, etc.) of one pound, occurring in the upper tributaries of the Missouri, the streams flowing into the Columbia, and the clear lakes from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific; the Blue-Fin, Whitefish (Black-Fin, etc.) of the deep parts of Lake Michigan, and deep lakes near Madison, Wis., and the Whitefish (Inconnu) of the Mackenzie River and its tributaries, Yukon and Kowak Rivers, Alaska, a species which sometimes attains a weight of 40 pounds.
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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