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Lake Trout

Lake Trout

Salvelinus namaycush

Lake Trout occurs in cold lakes and is stocked for sport fishing. It is found as native in 12 watersheds and has been regularly stocked in three others, outside its native range. Lake trout were once the dominant, offshore-benthic predator in Lakes Ontario and Erie, but severely declined due to overfishing and invasive fishes.

Fish atlas map for Lake Trout.