Re: NANFA-- ling?

Mike Bessert (
Tue, 12 Mar 2002 04:37:48 -0800

on 3/11/02 4:54 PM, R. W. Wolff at wrote:

> Ling is a common name for burbot, but is that what they mean? Burbot range
> through out nearly the entire state of Montana, except a bit of the south
> east corner.

I just picked up a few of those (burbot - Lota lota) in Milwaukee. In
Wisconsin, they call them lawyers - because they're slimy, I guess. No
offense to any attorneys on the list. They're quite popular seasonal table
fare up in the Door County/Washington Island area north of Green Bay. It
looks kind of funny, though, seeing "lawyers - all you can eat - $8.99" on
signs. The first time I was in the area, I thought it was a joke.

Mike Bessert
Lincoln, NE
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