STATE FISHES
                                
                        BROOK TROUT & WALLEYE PIKE


Joint Resolution R-91 of the Acts of 1978, effective on May 3, 1978,
designated not one but two State Fishes: the Brook Trout (Salvelinus
fontinalis) as the cold water fish, and the Walleye Pike (Stizosedion 
vitreum vitreum) as the warm water fish.  Both are handsome, sporty and
tasty game fish.  The Brook Trout is the state's only trout native to its
streams.  Its mature weight varies considerably, depending on habitat in both
cold brooks and ponds, but generally averages under a pound.  The biggest
Brook Trout caught in Vermont since official records began in 1969 weighed 5
lbs. 12 oz.  The Walleye Pike, found in many Vermont lakes, takes its name
from its unusual "marble" eyes which in certain light look very light or
transparent.  Its mature weight is four to eight pounds and the biggest one
caught since 1969 weighed 12 lbs. 8 oz.




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       from Office of the Secretary of State, Vermont Legislative Directory
  and State Manual, Biennial Session, 1993-1994, p. 18.