NY grayling hope will replace depleted trout
A New Flb Snhstltnte for Trout. j. .; - IRochester Union. It has long been ' an acknowledged fact a n'van 1 If! nr 'Allf wm 4 , J mSHrUUHUC..,.uS UUHIl our lTCttUJS ailU fast becomng extinct As the country be- be- icomes more thickly settled the trout are rap- rap- .jr u.uSU. w . . c f.uuc ut i m a ana ouier ariinciai oostrnctinn.o thev are driven;from their spawning grounds, and are thus unable to replenish their depleted numbers, j Iisciculturists have long been-seeking been-seeking been-seeking for some fish more hardy than the trout to take, its place and have found it, as . . il..! 1 " . , they believe, in me "grayling," a fish similar in all respects to trout, which abounds in Europe, but which until recently was supposed supposed not to be indigenous to this country. As yet, however, the grayling has been found in but one stream in this country the Au Sable river in Michigan. Seth Green, being confident that this fish is destined to play an Important, part in stocking our exhausted trout streams, sent to Michigan for specimens. and has received two fine grayling from D. IL Fitxhugh of Bay City. Mr. Fitzhugh writes hat they are abundant in Au Sable river.- river.- He took those specimens with a fly.and could have made a good day's sport at the business had he felt disposed. Mr. Green has exam- exam- ned this fish and finds it identical with the old country grayliag. If it proves to be a pring-hatching pring-hatching pring-hatching fish, as is believed to be the case. It will naturally oe more hardy than the trout and therefore well adapted to take its place in the streams where the latter can do longer propagate its species, . This is an important discovery, as it will saye the trouble trouble of going to Europe for these fish, and demonstrates demonstrates at the same time that the species will breed and flourish in our waters. Seth Green will visit the Au Sable river at the rtroner time and make preparations to ex periment with the grayling.