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Mountain Whitefish in Alberta (Prosopium Williamsoni)

Mountain Whitefish

Mountain Whitefish Identification

  1. short head and a small mouth
  2. forked tail
  3. body slender and nearly cylindrical in cross section

Mountain Whitefish Description

Mountain whitefish are a secure popular native fish in Alberta, and are found through out the province in most lakes most streams.

Quick Facts About Mountain Whitefish

  • Zones: ES1, ES2, ES3, ES4 | PP1, PP2 | NB1, NB2, NB3, NB4 | BNF, JSP, WTL, WDB
  • Diet: insects, the bottom
  • Habitat: cold water, deep pools, lakes, streams
  • Breeding: fall
  • Alberta Record: 5lb 10.5oz
  • Life Span: 18 years