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in the Great Lakes by the general form of its body, together with the very long lower jaw. There is much difference of opinion among fishermen as to the spawning time of the Long-jaw, which seems to extend over a prolonged period. Fish with matured roe have been taken as early as May 17th, and ripe fish have also been reported late in June and through July. Very little is positively known as to the location of the spawning grounds of this species, though it is said that they are in deep water.

28. Lake Trout. Salmon Trout. Gray Trout. Togue. Tuladi. Cristiinover namaycush (Walbaum). Occasionally taken in Lake Ontario off the Toronto shore. This is the largest species of the family resident in fresh water, reaching a length of several feet and a weight of sixty pounds or even more, though specimens exceeding twenty pounds are now rare. The Lake Trout is one of the most rapacious of our fishes and will devour almost anything, though its principal food consists of Herrings, young Whitefish, and other soft-finned fishes. It frequents deep waters and is usually taken near the bottom. The spawning season commences early in October and continues in December, the ova being deposited on reefs of honeycomb rock in from ten to one hundred feet of water. There is a great difference of opinion as to its value as a game fish. Some anglers consider it affords a great deal of sport; others have no regard for it. I agree with the latter, having always found it a heavy, lumpish fish, with no fight

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