Whitefish, lake (Coregonus clupeaformis)

(Mitchell, 1818); SALMONIDAE FAMILY; also called high back, bow back, buffalo back, or humpback whitefish, common whitefish, eastern whitefish, Great Lakes whitefish, inland whitefish, Sault whitefish, gizzard fish
This species is found throughout Canada and Alaska and into the extreme northeastern portions of the U.S., throughout the Great Lakes as well as from New York to Maine. Transplanted populations exist in Washington, Idaho, and Montana in the northwestern U.S. The lake whitefish is much more widespread and attains a much larger size than either the mountain whitefish (Prosopium willi... Read More


All-Tackle World Records

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Catch Date
6.52 kg (14 lb 6 oz)
Meaford, Ontario, Canada

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