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WHITEFISH

Fishing for Whitefish

Spinning, Coarse fishing, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Spearfishing, Ice fishing


When the conditions don't cooperate with you and you're fighting against a wind in every cast, grab your heaviest tackle and ignore what mother nature is trying to throw your way on your quest for whitefish.

Big lake, mountain or round whitefish are all part of the salmonidae family, feeding on similar insects and small fish like trout.

Lake whitefish is a prized fish of the Great Lakes and other lake fisheries throughout northern areas of North America.

Mountain whitefish are the locals to many western streams and rivers of the United States and Canada, a Rocky Mountain favorite.

Round whitefish, or menominee whitefish are native to some of the great lakes and other lakes of the upper midwest and eastern United States and Canada. Round whitefish however, are not as commonly targeted, or fished specifically for by anglers. They don't get to be the size of mountain or lake whitefish but are still a healthy freshwater game.

Jigs, plugs, lures or streamers, fishing with or without a float, whitefish add excellent fights to a day of freshwater fishing.

Basic Info


Varieties: Round, Mountain, Lake

Scientific name: Coregonus clupeaformis

Size: average of 51 cm

Weight: 2.9 kg

Lifespan: 10 years

Methods: Spinning, Coarse fishing, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Spearfishing, Ice fishing

Continent(s): North America, Europe