5 years ago1,000+ Views
Common name: Lake Trout, "salmon trout" Native. ID: Deeply forked tail, inside of mouth white, 10-11 rays on anal fin, color ranges from light green to dark green, grey or nearly black with light spots. Seem image 2 and 3 to differentiate from similar looking fish. Life cycle: Spawn from October thru early November, on boulders, and females may lap from 2,000 to 20,000 eggs. Often use the same spawn bed each year. Mature after 6 or 7 years. Average weight around 10 pounds, but may weigh up to 50 pounds. Can live for more than 25 years. Feed on: ciscoes, alewives, smelt, sulpin, crustaceans, insects, other fish, small mammals. Where to find them: Spring/fall - Shallow waters just 10-15 ft deep. Will run rivers in the fall and be concentrated under dams, good for anglers to get. Summer/winter - up to 200 ft deep in search of cold waters from 45-55 degrees F. Still fishing or trolling 50 to 200 ft deep at this time can see good results. Some lakes get annual plantings.
@mcgraffy great, thanks. ill try that
@happyrock your best bet is to search your state name and trout plantings and the state fishing site should tell you
any advice on how to find out which of my local lakes get trout plantings?