What's in Season?

May-June

Smallmouth Bass

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Smallmouth Bass Interesting Facts:

  • Female smallmouth bass are usually larger than males;

  • The lines on the sides of a smallmouth bass fade with age;

  • Smallmouth bass like to relate to structures in water, such as fallen trees or large debris;

  • The largest smallmouth bass ever caught, according to the International Game Fish Association, was 11 pounds, 15 ounces.

 

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May-September

Walleye

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Walleye Interesting Facts

  • Walleye are a member of the perch family (Percidae).

  • The walleye is named for its pearlescent eye, which is caused by a reflective layer of pigment called the tapetum lucidum, that helps them see and feed at night or in murky water.

  • Walleye can reach a maximum length of about 36″ and weigh over 20 pounds.

  • The Ohio state record walleye weighed over 16 pounds and was caught near Cleveland on Lake Erie.

  • Walleye are native to many waters of the upper Midwest, and are stocked for sport fishing around the country.

  • Adult walleye diets are composed mostly of other fish.

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May-October

King Salmon

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King Salmon Interesting Facts

  • King salmon is the largest of the Pacific salmon species. The commercia catch world record weighed in at a whopping 126 pounds and measured 53 inches in length.

  • While they will eat insects, amphipods, and crustaceans during their youth, this particular type of salmon is piscivorous during adulthood, which means they enjoy a meal made of other fish.

  • This species of salmon gives birth in fresh water, with the young fish remaining up to a year before migrating to the ocean. They will return to fresh water to spawn between two and seven years later and will also spend the remainder of their life there.

  • Native Americans along the Pacific Coast revered the salmon. They viewed them as the basis for life and performed special rituals when the fish returned during their migration cycle. Many tribes prayed to the salmon god to ensure a good harvest that year

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October-April

Steel Head

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Steelhead Trout Interesting Facts

  • They are generally more slender and streamlined than Rainbow Trout;

  • Spending 1 to 3 years in the ocean will cause Steelhead Trout to spot heavily, with some showing irregular spots;

  • Steelhead Trout are highly sought after by anglers because of their fighting abilities;

  • These fish are capable of surviving in a wide range of temperature conditions;

  • As Steelhead get closer to spawning, the stripe on their sides turn pinkish red.

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Brown Trout

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Brown Trout Interesting Facts

  • Brown trout (including sea trout) belong to a single, polytypic, species. They are, however, so variable and adaptable that attempts have been made to assign them to at least 50 separate species.

  • Rainbow and brown trout do not interbreed in the wild although ‘brownbows’ have been produced on fish farms.

  • A typical female brown trout produces about 2,000 eggs per kilogram (900 eggs per pound) of body weight at spawning.

  • Brown trout can reach the ripe old age of 20 years.

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Lake Trout

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Lake Trout Interesting Facts

  • Lake Trout can grow up to 100 lbs. and have been caught up to 72 pounds.

  • They arnt born scaly but rather, they develop their scales when they’re a month old.

  • Lake trout can see in every direction because they can focus on peripherals.

  • 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!

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

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