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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

The white fish is not in the common acceptation of the term, a game or fly fish. Not but what they may have been caught with the line and the rod, but if so caught there was a double mistake, the fish and the angler both counting, in sporting parlance, on a 'scratch, ' for the fish did not intend to be so caught, nor did the angler make his cast in any expectation of such result. They are pure and simple a net or seine fish. "Perhaps the next fish in importance, indigenous to Michigan waters, is the Lake trout—known under the various names, Mackinac trout, Salmon trout, Namaycush, Salmo Siskawitz, and even these do not exhaust the nomenclature. These several varieties, differing in size, coloring, and general appearance, are without any very great structural differences, and are undubtedly congeneric, all' being of lacustrine habitat and habits, and non-migratory, they rarely ever entering any of the rivers for the purpose of spawning or in quest of food. The Namaycush, or great lake trout, attains in some waters to great size, while its brother, the Siskawitz, and other lake trout, as a general thing are of considerably less size, —size, appearance, and their conditions depending very much on locality, depth, and temperature of water. The spawning season is in autumn, October being the fish culturisfs best harvest month. As the generation period arrives they approach the shores for the deposition of the spawn, seeking out the gravelly shoals of the lake, and are not infrequently seen in those narrow gravelly channels between the tiny islands that fringe the shores of the great lakes.

ALPENA COUNTY MICHIGAN


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Alpena County is in 3 sections your are in section 3.
Section 1
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