One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slender North American pikeperch with silver eyes, which is active at twilight and at night.
Stizostedion canadense, family Percidae
- ‘Predatory fish in the ecozone include the lake sturgeon, brook trout, lake trout, northern pike, muskellunge, largemouth bass, sauger, and walleye.’
- ‘Gamefish comprise the musky, northern pike, sauger, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass.’
- ‘Fishing is pretty much limited to goldeye, sauger, and catfish, and in a state full of blue-ribbon trout streams, who cares for that?’
Late 19th century: of unknown origin.
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