A fearsome critter related to the Giddy fish. They always swam in circles. They were taken in the winter months through holes in the ice, like their relatives.
The loggers smeared the edges of the holes with ham or bacon rind. Smelling this the fish would swim around the rims of the holes, faster and faster, until they whirled themselves out on the ice. Thousands were thus taken.
[http://www.lib.lumberwoods.org/pbnh/fictional-snakes-fish "Whirligig Fish" from Paul Bunyan Natural History (1935) by Charles E. Brown]
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