Lake Whitefish – Freshwater Fishing News

The lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) is a species of freshwater whitefish from North America
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The other freshwater fishes native to King County waters include the Western brook lamprey, a stream-dwelling, diminutive cousin of the larger Pacific lamprey; white sturgeon, the largest native fish in King County waters and only rarely observed in Lake Washington; longfin smelt; six members of the family Cyprinidae (minnows), including three species of dace, one species of shiner, a peamouth chub, and the northern pikeminnow; two species of sucker; the ubiquitous threespine stickleback; six species of sculpin; and the starry flounder, a flatfish of brackish river mouths.
Today Asia produces 87% of the world’s farmed freshwater whitefish, owing to massive aquaculture industries in China, Indonesia and Vietnam.
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Lake whitefish are found mainly in large, cold, freshwater lakes and their drainage basins. They may occasionally enter brackish water. They make small, seasonal migrations between different water depths. They are found in deeper water in summer and winter, returning to shallower water in spring and then again in fall or early winter to spawn over rocky shoals and reefs along lakeshores. They can be found at water depths from 5 to 128 meters or deeper, although ranges of 15 to 37 meters are more typical. Lake whitefish are small freshwater fish commonly found in lakes and ponds. They can easily be  using a .
Photo provided by FlickrCoregonus vandesius, the vendace, is a freshwater whitefish found in the United Kingdom
Photo provided by FlickrCoregonus lavaretus is a species of freshwater whitefish, in the family Salmonidae
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Whitefish or Lake Whitefish inhabits cold, deep-water lakes in the northern United States and Canada. Most commonly found in the waters of Lake Michigan, Huron, Erie and Superior. It is the most valuable commercial freshwater fish in Canada. Whitefish roe or Golden Caviar is also highly regarded. They are silvery, small mouthed, freshwater fish in the salmonidae family. They are related to the salmon and trout, although have pure white meat unlike their cousins. Whitefish are at their peak in colder weather when the meat tends to be firmer and fattier. Whitefish is known as one of the best-eating freshwater fish there is. The delicate white meat has a high fat content that gives it a wonderful richness and lends itself to smoking. The mild flavor is more like salmon than trout. The meat is medium-firm with a large flake. They are caught using trap nets, gill nets and hook and line. Trap net fish are the highest quality and located on the Green List. Commercial regulations are controlled within the United States and Canada. The seasons vary by lake and state, although there are fish available year round. They will even fish through the ice in the winter.Lake whitefish are a freshwater fish related to salmon and trout that come from the Great Lakes in the United States and Canada. During the first half of the 20th century, whitefish were in decline from industrial pressure, habitat loss, contamination, and overfishing. Management measures introduced in the 1950s expanded over time and, as a result, Great Lakes whitefish have mostly recovered.Lake Superior is without a shadow of doubt a massive inland freshwater lake, which has around 88fish species residing in its waters including the widely popular whitefish. The water of Lake Superioris very cold and the fishes found in it are well known all over the world for their deliciousness.Most authorities now consider to be a subjective synonym of , which is a more widespread North European freshwater whitefish species. Both taxa are also known by the vendace. The status however remains controversial, and still lists as a separate species, reflecting the recent treatment of the European freshwater fish fauna by Kottelat & Freyhof (2007). Another synonym of British is .