some facts about lake trout

Canada has one of the most diverse fisheries in the world. We thought we’d highlight some of the species you can find in various parts of the country in our “Some Facts About…” series.

First up: Lake Trout/Nmego/Salvelinus namaycush!

  • Lake Trout are a type of char, mainly found in cooler regions of North America, and prefer water that is about 10 degrees Celcius.
  • Lake Trout have long bodies and large mouths. Their colouring varies from olive to brown, and they often have white or yellow dappling. They can live to be older than 20 years.
  • Angler Gord Pyzer recommends a variety of methods for catching Lake Trout, including white tube jigs and large spoons.
Vintage Illustration by Denton from Game Birds and Fishes of North America