The Round Whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum)aka; whitey, rig wrecker, poor man's trout and dozens of other degrading nicknames is not on the bucket list of many anglers. We catch on average one to three per season here. Most Maine anglers misidentify them as fallfish or chubs.
The round whitefish is native to Maine. It's found on the Kennebec and St. John Rivers and numerous lakes throughout the state. The whitefish is just one more species that is being compromised by illegal species introductions.
We like whitey. He's rarely seen during the season and is subtle in his takes of micro nymphs. Besides he is part of the Salmonid family. Nice family as far as we are concerned.