National Geographic : 1923 Aug
© Painted by Hashime Murayama SAUGER (Stizostedion canadense) [upper]; PIKE-PERCH (Stizostedion 'vitreum) [lower] The Pike-perch, often called "Wall-eyed Pike," belongs to the Perch family, although its form is suggestive ofthe Pikes. Ithas been known toreach alength of three feet. In commercial importance, it ranks next to the Whitefish and the Lake Trout, millions of pounds being taken inthe net fisheries ofthe Great Lakes. Anglers find the Pike-perch a good game fish. The young are liberated from Government hatcheries byhundreds of millions. The Sauger has the same northerly distribution as the Pike-perch. It resembles it in appearance, but is smaller and of less commercial importance.