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Lake Trout Information

When hockey players are asked about lifting the Stanley Cup (which weighs 35 pounds) they often say that the elation of the moment meant they didn't even notice the weight. With lake trout, it is much the same. Lake trout actually aren't even trout at all: they're members of the char family. Lakers are the biggest of this family; growing to fifteen pounds isn't uncommon for them, and they've been known to surpass the forty pound mark. Lake trout are identifiable by their dark green and speckled bodies, and often have a light yellow underbelly. They, like the other species included in this section, are native to the waters of Lake Clark National Park and around Cook's Inlet. These fish are considered among the highest ranks of trophy fish, due in part to their size, but also their notoriety as very intelligent and picky eaters.

That doesn't stop Talon Air Service from targeting these fish with success on our guided fly-in fishing trips, providing clients with the special opportunity to fish for one of America's hardest to attain fish in some of its most difficult terrain to traverse. Additionally, lake trout often spawn with other species of fish, creating a multitude of hybrid offspring that you can find in the Alaskan wilderness. Lakers, as they’re oftentimes referred to as, can be found at the very deepest depths of frigid Alaskan lakes, but at certain times in the year they will venture into the shallows to spawn or eat. They are just as abundant as other trophy species in Alaskan water, and are fantastic eating. If you're ready to interact with nature, and specifically native and stunningly beautiful char and trout, call Talon Air Service to get started on the adventure of a lifetime in America's last frontier.


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