school of lake whitefish

Whitefish

Whitefish

Coregonus Clupeaformis

Average Weight: 1.1 kg (2.5 lbs)

Whitefish are good fighters on light tackle with a small fly or spinner, or small gold spoon. They have fragile mouths, requiring skill and a gentle hand to land. Lake Whitefish are plentiful throughout the Northwest Territories in lakes and rivers, and in the Mackenzie Delta, and they are commercially fished in Great Slave Lake.

Whitefish have narrow silvery bodies and a small head compared to their size. Larger fish develop a distinct hump behind the head. A member of the Salmon and Trout family, Whitefish have white flesh with a delicate, sweet flavour. They average 1.1 kg (2.5 lbs). When the water is warm, they will take small jigs or deep flies.

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