These coldwater fish are a favorite of many anglers. Lake trout prefer water in the 48 to 52 degree range and they will find very deep water to stay in these temperatures. Lake trout are often caught in water 50 to 100 feet down. Because they need colder water to survive, they are found in a few states out west, and some northern states including the northeast and throughout most of Canada. They have light spots on a darker background that can vary from light green or gray to dark green, brown or black. Many 30 to 40 pound lake trout are caught every year in northern lakes and the world record is over 100 pounds.
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