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Lake Trout/Mackinaw (Salvelinus namaycush)

Lake Trout caught on Bear Lake
Lake Trout caught on Bear Lake


This species of char has a background color of gray-brown, overlaid with light spots that vary in intensity with age and environment. The background color covers the back, sides, and fins and serves to highlight the lighter gray spots. Lake trout in large lakes are sometimes so silvery that the spots are difficult to see. Spotting is usually more intense on small fish. The caudal fin is deeply forked. The mouth is large and terminal with strong teeth on both jaws. They are present in Fish Lake, Bear Lake, and Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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Where to catch Lake Trout:

41 lb. Lake Trout caught by a client of Capt. Jim Williams,
					Creative Fishing Adventures (www.fishflaminggorge.com).
A huge 41 lb. Mac caught at Flaming Gorge by an angler guided by Capt. Jim Williams of Creative Fishing Adventures (www.fishflaminggorge.com

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