Great Lake Charr, Salmon Trout etc.
DISTINCT IDENTIFICATION MARKS
Lake Trout are large slender fish, bigger than other trout. Their tales are distinct from other trout in that it ends in a fork shape.
The fish is usually green or black covered in light spots. Like the speckled trout the Lake trout has a white line along the bottom of it, but is much smaller than the speckled trout.
Lake trout can reach very large sizes. 6.8 (15lb) – 18kg (40lb) isn’t uncommon to hear about.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MALES OR FEMALES
Both sexes are very similar in look, but generally the male has a slightly longer, more pointed snout.
Lake Trout do not like light, so often are found in deeper water, or near the bottom of lakes. Their preference for water is around 10 degrees Celsius
PLACE OF ORIGIN
They are to all of North America, but are not found in NFLD or PEI.
The angling record for this fish is from the Great Bear Lake, in the NWT in 1995. It weighed 32.8kg (72.25lb)
BEST TIME TO FISH FOR
Can fish these at any time of the day.
BEST LURES/BAIT TO USE
Your usual trout bait is recommended to catch this fish. Spinners, spoons etc.
A lot of people love the mild taste of a lake trout. Some problems do arise the older the fish is, which is the same for many fish. If you are afraid the fish will have, or if you tried a piece and it does have a muddy, bloody taste to it, here are a couple of options to help reduce or get rid of that taste all together.
Option 1 – leave it in a mixture of salted water and vinegar for a few hours (up to 6) refrigerated. Take it out rinse it with water, and the taste should be gone.
Option 2 – Refrigerate it for up to 6 hours in milk. Milk will help draw any of the odour and bad taste out of it. Rinse it in water, cook it to your specifications and enjoy!