Lake Trout Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Lake Trout

Scientific Name:

Salvelinus namaycush

Diet:

Prefer fish, however will eat zooplankton and invertebrates

Habitat:

Large cold lakes and reservoirs

Spawn:

Fall over covered rocks and gravel

Distribution:

Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Fish Lake, and Bear Lake

Origin:

Native to Alaska, Canada, and parts of the northern United States

Characteristics:

The Lake Trout or Mackinaw is a cold water species of char that has a prominent background color of gray-brown that covers the back, sides and fins. Light gray spots throughout upper portion and fins that vary with habitat and age. Spots are sometimes so silvery that they are difficult to see. Small fish usually have more intense spots. Caudal fin is deeply forked. Can grow to a very large size.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

July 9, 1998

Length:

46 1/2 Inches

Fisherman:

Ray Johnson

Location:

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1988

Weight:

51 pounds 8 ounces

Length:

45 1/8 Inches

Girth:

31 3/4 Inches

Fisherman:

Curt Bibley

Location:

Flaming Gorge Reservoir



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