The round whitefish is closely related to the mountain whitefish. Seasonal migrations sometimes bring them close to shore, where enterprising anglers pursue them with small baits and lures. Round Whitefish are sensitive species, intolerant of pollution and environmental degradation. Round Whitefish were once found in at least 60 different lakes in the Adirondacks, but have become extirpated in all but six of them and are are now classified as Endangered in New York State.
Other Names: Menominee, Frost Fish, Pilot, Roundfish, Savigunac, Shad Waiter, Grayback