Of freshwater fish the trout of the mountain streams and the eels of the coast lagoons may be mentioned.
After having my hands in it for only a few minutes, my fingers felt like eels, and began, as it were, to serpentine and spiralise.
There have been caught in Walden pickerel, one weighing seven pounds--to say nothing of another which carried off a reel with great velocity, which the fisherman safely set down at eight pounds because he did not see him--perch and pouts, some of each weighing over two pounds, shiners, chivins or roach (Leuciscus pulchellus), a very few breams, and a couple of eels, one weighing four pounds--I am thus particular because the weight of a fish is commonly its only title to fame, and these are the only eels I have heard of here;--also, I have a faint recollection of a little fish some five inches long, with silvery sides and a greenish back, somewhat dace-like in its character, which I mention here chiefly to link my facts to fable.
Mass of the familiar "hair-eels" or "hair-worms" wriggling about in a
Green moray eels and French angelfish are often spotted at this site.
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