We don’t see many of these fresh water fish but they are actually rather plentiful. The burbot is also known as a ling, an eelpout and a lawyer. These fish dwell on the bottom of cold lakes and are often caught while lake trout fishing. Although they are rather ugly to look at, they make a fine meal. The meat is similar in texture to lobster or scallop. Boiled with salt and dipped in melted butter they make a mighty fine appetizer.
Apparently their livers are prized for their oils and vitamins.
Last week this ling was caught on Seseganaga Lake.