From what I've been told by the local guru, they can't breed, but they are extremely tough when it comes to the cold. Usually both lakes up there end up w/ 18-22" of ice each winter, and every spring you can see em posted up along the shore. they are fun to fish for a little while (cause they are spotted so easily), but after 5 or 6, I get sick of just reeling them in (they don't put up any fight at all), and try to avoid them. They were fun for practicing my fly casting.
The Doctor is in!