Mountain Whitefish Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Mountain Whitefish

Scientific Name:

Prosopium williamsoni

Diet:

Invertebrates, insects, larvae, fish eggs, and small fish. Most active feeding is during winter and at night.

Habitat:

Prefer cold mountain streams and lakes with highly oxygenated water

Spawn:

Late Fall to early Winter in gravel riffles. Eggs stick to the bottom so nests are not required. Eggs hatch in the early Spring.

Distribution:

Cool and cold waters statewide

Origin:

Native to western United States and western Canada

Characteristics:

Light brown on the top portion of the back and fins. Silvery to white on the belly and sides. Snout and lower jaw are short and blunt. Each nostril has a flap.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

November 28, 1997

Length:

23 Inches

Fisherman:

Justin C. Bond

Location:

Provo River

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1997

Weight:

4 pounds 12 ounces

Length:

21 1/2 Inches

Girth:

14 Inches

Fisherman:

Roy L. Montoya

Location:

Deer Creek Reservoir



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