- a landlocked variety of the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, found in lakes in SE Canada
from Canadian French, from Montagnais wananish, diminutive of wanans salmon
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The ouananiche in the island pool were superb, astonishing, incredible.
By far the best chapters are those treating of the ouananiche and its capture, as the author writes from ample experience.
The ouananiche are much longer in proportion to their weight than trout, and a novice almost always overestimates them.
It was the last day, of the open season for ouananiche, and we had set our hearts on catching some good fish to take home with us.
Then I fell back on a theory of my own, to the effect that the ouananiche have an aversion to red, and prefer yellow and brown.