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Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Bigmouth Buffalo
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluehead sucker
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Emerald Shiner
Flannelmouth Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Golden Trout
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Sacramento Perch
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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
Taylor park? 05.30.24 by Badfish II
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Targeting lakers with livescope 03.15.23 by Bennyb SST
Strange Dark Green Liquid from Laker 01.23.23 by bouldertrout
3 Master Angler Lake Trout 01.20.23 by Wreckstar
Lake trout depletion ? 01.16.23 by cardo
Getting lakers to commit 01.16.23 by matthewsims22
Lake Trout Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Sonar Exploration to Catch More Shallow Fish 06.19.21 by Matt Snider
Blog: Anti-Troutite, not really 03.14.21 by Jeff Wagner
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
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