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Lake Trout in Alberta (Salvelinus Namaycush)

Lake Trout

Lake Trout Identification

  1. light green or grey
  2. lighter colored spots
  3. deeply forked tail

Lake Trout Description

Lake trout are one of Alberta's largest game fish, and are currently classified as sensitive to being an at-risk species. They are most commonly found in the northern parts of Alberta but are found in some bodies of water in the Eastern Slopes.

Quick Facts About Lake Trout

  • Zones: ES1, ES2, ES3 | NB1, NB3, NB4 | BNF, JSP, WTL
  • Diet: other species of fish
  • Habitat: deep cold lakes
  • Breeding: October
  • Alberta Record: 52lb 8oz
  • Life Span: 20 years