Common names: Sault whitefish, Gizzard fish, Common whitefish, Eastern whitefish, Great Lakes whitefish, Humpback whitefish, Inland whitefish, Whitefish
Description and Range
On average, the lake whitefish weighs only 4 pounds. They can grow to 31 inches and commonly reach 20 inches. Lake whitefish are found throughout much of Canada and parts of the northern United States, including all of the Great Lakes.
Where to fish
Lakes where this species may be found
Stevens County, Ferry County, Lincoln County, Okanogan County, Grant County
How to fish
Fishing prospects calendar
Fishing for Lake Whitefish peaks during the summer as fish congregate in large schools over the deepest portions of the reservoir. There is a slight lull in October as fish transition to spawning areas. Fishing success peaks again in early to mid-December as fish congregate along the shoreline to spawn.