Fishing for Lake trout

Salvelinus namaycush
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Lake trout are the largest of the chars and they grow very slow. They inhabit cold, oxygen-rich waters. Lake trout are often found near natural drop-offs and ledges since the water is colder and deeper there. They like to swim pelagic and close to the bottom, they rarely come in shallow.

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Water type

Freshwater

Common depth

59 ft - 174 ft

Common length

20 in

Maximum age

50 years

Source: Fishbase

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