artwork by Howard Friedman
Rudd lives in lakes and streams where released by anglers, as it is a popular bait fish. It was originally from Europe and the earliest records from the Lower Hudson were in the 1930s. Today it is known in 15 watersheds, most records are since 1990 and are scattered among distant parts of all but the Black, Raquette and Long Island. There are few records from the central Adirondacks.