Facts About Lake Trout You Probably Didn’t Know

If you’re interested in an unforgettable trout fishing expedition in the beautiful Saskatchewan outdoors, look no further than Lawrence Bay Lodge.

To get you excited for your upcoming trout fishing trip, here are a few facts about lake trout that you probably didn’t know:

Lake trout are super-sized

They can grow up to 100 lbs. and have been caught up to 72 pounds.

Size isn’t everything when it comes to a lake trout’s brain

Despite having tiny brains, these fish are adept at outwitting anglers.

Some species of trout can have almost twice as many chromosomes as humans

Humans have only 23 pairs, but trout can have up to 42!

Lake trout are sensitive to environmental changes

These include rain and wind, which why you often hear that the best time to fish for lake trout is the “calm before the storm.”

Lake trout aren’t born scaly

Rather, they develop their scales when they’re a month old.

They don’t have eyes in the back of their heads

But… lake trout can see in every direction because they can focus on peripherals.

Lake trout live a long time

They don’t reach sexual maturity until they’re six or seven years old, and commonly live for more than 25 years. Some lake trout have been recorded at more than 60 years old!

Lake trout are pretty rare

Few bodies of water can support the lake trout’s voracious appetite and need for oxygen-rich, cold, fresh water. Reindeer Lake, where Lawrence Bay Lodge is located, is one of them!

Actually, they’re not “trout” at all

The name is deceptive—lake trout are actually a type of char. They’re members of the Salvelinus genus in the salmon family.

Lawrence Bay Lodge is located on Reindeer Lake in Saskatchewan, which is among the best spots in Canada for trout fishing. You’ll enjoy using our first-class equipment, resting in our comfortable accommodations, fueling up with home-cooked meals and talking to our helpful guides. Contact us to book your next trout fishing trip today!