Lake Trout
     Salvelinus namaycush

Common Names: Lake Trout, Laker, Grey Trout, Mackinaw, Great Lakes Trout

Lake Michigan Sport Catch in Wisconsin: 100,000 per year
Preferred Temperature Range: 48-52 F

Length: 17-36 inches

Weight: 3-30pounds

Length: 17-36 inches

Weight: 3-30pounds

State Record: 6/1/57: 3 pounds, 4 oz.  Big Green Lake, Green lake County

Identification: Lake trout are distinguished by having a deeply forked tail, the inside of their mouth white, and 10-11 rays in their anal fin. The color of the lake trout varies from light green or grey to dark green or almost black with light spots and worm-like markings on their back and sides.




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