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Wyoming Fish Species

Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Burbot (Ling)
Channel Catfish
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Kokanee
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
River Carpsucker
Rock Bass
Sauger
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Splake
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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Lake Trout
The largest of the char family, lake trout, also referred to as Mackinaw, can reach enormous proportions, in the range of 50 inches and 100 pounds.  Lake trout are mostly gray above, with a white belly and creamy mottling on the back, turning in to spots along the sides. Their tail is distinctly forked.
 
Mackinaw, are deep, cold-water fish. During the spring and fall, when the water is still in the 50’s, lakers may be shallow. Lake trout are roamers, moving widely and may go several hundred feet deep. They prefer 50 degrees waters.  Mature lake trout feed primarily on fish.  Younger fish will feed on plankton, crustaceans, and insects.
 
These fall spawners use the same spawning beds.  They deposit their eggs after dark, often on shoals. While they may clean their spawning area, they do not build nest like most salmoniods. Sexual maturity occurs at 6-7 years of age, for this long lived fish, whose life span can exceed 25 years.
Most Recent Lake Trout Forum Posts
WGFD: please keep small lake trout 10.19.16 by culinarypunk
A little laker love 10.11.16 by culinarypunk
Just a greenies catch 06.19.15 by culinarypunk
Lake Trout Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: First Ice Trout 12.07.16 by Bernie Keefe
Blog: Fifteen, But Who’s Counting? – Oh, I Am! 10.17.14 by David Coulson
Blog: Another Satisfied Winter Giveaway Winner 06.10.14 by Tracy Featherston
Blog: Blue Mesa Fishing Report 05.12.14 by Robby Richardson
Blog: Old Guy's continue to rule 01.13.14 by David Coulson
Blog: Granby area fishing report 01.01.14 by Bernie Keefe
Blog: Trouting from a Kayak 12.30.13 by Brady Garrett
Blog: Blue Mesa Fishing Conditions 12.09.13 by Robby Richardson
Blog: Water Levels Effects on Granby 11.09.13 by Bernie Keefe
Wyoming Lake Trout Photos by Fish Explorer Members
by yard dogs - by yard dogs - by yard dogs - by culinarypunk - by culinarypunk - First iced laker by culinarypunk - Fall laker by culinarypunk - First iced laker of the 2013-2014 season