Distinguishing Features - Deep-bodied, silvery with pale greenish-brown back, fins clear or lightly pigmented.
Size - Average Weight - 1 - 2 kg (2 - 4 lb). Ontario record - 6.5 kg (14.4 lb).
In Lake Superior and cold, deep NW Ontario lakes. Spawning occurs November and December on rocky shoals.
Lake whitefish school in cold, deep waters and generally feed along the bottom. They are still plentiful in Lake Superior. However, because of their high commercial value, they have all but disappeared from some areas where they were once abundant.
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