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Re: Whitefish
Reply #10 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 11:09am
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I thought I would revive this thread in my efforts to gather more information about this overlooked gem of Quetico. In addition to the information requested earlier, I am searching for lists of Quetico lakes that are known to contain whitefish. Some of you are more gifted with searching out this information than I am. I have done some searching, but have not found any such lists of fish species in Quetico. I am planning a trip to lakes that, I believe, probably have whitefish, but not sure. Anyway, thanks in advance for any guidance that you can provide. As stated in earlier posts, they are outstanding table fare, and would rival waldos and lakers for quality. Thanks! Cool
  
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Reply #11 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 12:00pm
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OS,

Did you look here?

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Zoom into Quetico and click on the name of lake.
On the left side, it will show fish species in that lake.

It doesn't specify when the last known sighting was but at least you know they were there at one time.

Beaverhouse/Quetico/Cirrus/Jean/Walter had them at some point.

  
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Reply #12 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 4:54pm
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Last Observation Date = not available.  I can only assume that means the lake has been fished out and the species no longer exists there.  Grin

There used to be a publication the ministry put out entitled "Quetico Fishes" which had lake survey(1967-1973) information in it.  It's likely this survey information is used in the above website.  A quick google search turned up a text version of the publication.
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Reply #13 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 5:03pm
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Years ago I caught a few white fish in Jean Lake.  It was late May or early June.
  
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Reply #14 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 5:11pm
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I'm guessing that any lake that can hold Lake Trout depth wise could support Lake Whitefish?

This article says they run in schools so I guess that would be one-way to look for them if the water is deep enough.

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Reply #15 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 6:16pm
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What ST said. They tend to hang in lake trout waters.

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Reply #16 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 8:33pm
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I agree that they hang with lakers. I tried the links provided and the information is limited, but about what I expected. Iím planning to be in some prime laker waters so Iím going to take some small jigs, spoons, and powerbait to see if they are home.

Iím still interested in seeing any reports, experiences of those that have found them. I think they are the most overlooked sportfish in Q. Cool
  
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Reply #17 - Jan 31st, 2018 at 6:55pm
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Have caught several in crooked lake usually around curtain falls. Mostly on small white spinners. We are always there the first week full week of June.
  
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Reply #18 - Jan 31st, 2018 at 10:05pm
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Crooked Lake! Interesting! I know itís deep above Curtain Falls. Where else is it deep enough? Undecided
  
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Reply #19 - Feb 4th, 2018 at 9:13am
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I'll mark you a map. There are another place we found them on the north side up were the short cut past Green island.They are fighters.
  
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