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Lake Whitefish in Alberta (Coregonus Clupeaformis)

Lake Whitefish

Lake Whitefish Identification

  1. blunt nose
  2. fins almost clear
  3. greenish brown back
  4. Deeply forked tail

Lake Whitefish Description

Lake whitefish are a stable native fish in Alberta. They are found abundantly through out the province, with the exception of the Eastern Slopes where their presence is modest. They are a popular game fish among anglers, and are a large part of the commercial fishing in Alberta.

Quick Facts About Lake Whitefish

  • Zones: ES3, ES4 | PP1, PP2 | NB1, NB2, NB3, NB4 | BNF, JSP, WTL, WDB
  • Diet: insects, shrimp, small fish, fish eggs, bottom organisms
  • Habitat: deep cold lakes
  • Breeding: early winter
  • Alberta Record: 11lb 10.1oz
  • Life Span: 20 years
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