The Pickerel (Lucius reticulatus. Le Sueur) from the Upper Hudson River
Illustration is one of several intended to clarify for fishermen the difference between pike, pickerel, pike-perch, and muscalonge. From a contemporary perspective, however, what's striking is the serenity with which species were cultured and introduced into new habitats. We learn that the state hatches 3 million muscalonge annually in Chautauqua Lake, and that the pickerel depicted here was introduced into the Upper Hudson river in 1885.
Denton, Sherman F.
Commission of Fisheries, Game, and Forests, State of New York
First Annual report of the Commissioners of Fisheries, Game and Forests of the State of New York ( Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., Printers, 1896): following p. 124.
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