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.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type


Common depth

59 ft - 174 ft

Common length

20 in

Maximum age

50 years

Source: Fishbase

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