When Do Lake Trout Spawn?

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Lake trout typically spawn during the fall, from September in the northern parts of Canada through November in the upper regions of the United States.

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Most lakers spawn during the night and in shallow lake areas with depths of 3 to 10 feet.

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Most lake trout spawn in the lakes their inhabit, even though some populations can also spawn in tributary streams.

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Most lake trout spawn in water temperatures between 45 and 55F.

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Lakers prefer hard bottom features such as cobble, pebble, rock piles, gravel, and rubble to lay their eggs on.

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On average, a female lake trout will lay between 400 and 1,200 eggs per pound of body weight.

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