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lake whitefish

noun
1.
a whitefish, Coregonus clupeaformis, found in the Great Lakes and north to Alaska, used for food.
Origin of lake whitefish
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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  • Fishermen can catch lake whitefish from the pier, and spring and fall offer the chance to catch brown trout, steelhead and salmon.
  • lake whitefish catch rates were also relatively high in spring but low in both gear types in summer.
  • They are primarily a commercial species, similar to lake whitefish but somewhat smaller.
  • The lake whitefish is the largest of our four whitefish species.
  • The lake also contains a smaller population of larger sized lake trout, lake whitefish, and cusk.

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