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Whitefish

Whitefish or Lake Whitefish inhabits cold, deep-water lakes in the northern United States and Canada.  Most commonly found in the waters of Lake Michigan, Huron, Erie and Superior.  It is the most valuable commercial freshwater fish in Canada.  Whitefish roe or Golden Caviar is also highly regarded.  They are silvery, small mouthed, freshwater fish in the salmonidae family.  They are related to the salmon and trout, although have pure white meat unlike their cousins. Whitefish are at their peak in colder weather when the meat tends to be firmer and fattier. Whitefish is known as one of the best-eating freshwater fish there is.  The delicate white meat has a high fat content that gives it a wonderful richness and lends itself to smoking. The mild flavor is more like salmon than trout.  The meat is medium-firm with a large flake. They are caught using trap nets, gill nets and hook and line.  Trap net fish are the highest quality and located on the Green List. Commercial regulations are controlled within the United States and Canada.  The seasons vary by lake and state, although there are fish available year round.  They will even fish through the ice in the winter.

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