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A Lake Trout trophy fish mount from Gray Taxidermy is handcrafted in the U.S. We combine over fifty years of experience and skilled craftsmanship to ensure that your custom trophy mount exceeds your expectations of what a perfect custom fish mount should look like.
Our skilled artists take pride in capturing the rich beauty and realism of nature that each unique marine species bring. A fish mount from Gray Taxidermy will capture and commemorate a memory of a life time. We are able to transform raw materials into the ultimate representation of an angler's most notable achievement. Great attention to detail and true craftsmanship is our motto while we continue to serve customers around the world. Gray Taxidermy goes to great lengths to ensure the precise color and characteristics are resembled in your custom fish mount.
Before leaving our facility, each custom fish mount is thoroughly inspected to ensure our goal of 100% customer satisfaction.
If you want to complete your trophy wall with a unique action scene by adding baitfish along your mount, we have a variety of baitfish mounts to choose from.
- Available Sizes: 22" - 46"
- Details: Fired-Enamel Glass Eye
- Product Options: Wood Plaque, Custom Base, 360°
Scientific Name: Salvelinus namaycush
Weight: 80-102 lbs.
Location & Habitat: Lake trout thrive in cold waters of about 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10° C), preferring large, deep lakes. They tend to be in lakes with depths greater than 50 feet (15 m), though in the far north they inhabit smaller lakes due to the year-round colder temperatures.
In Alaska, lake trout inhabit the deeper lowland lakes along the central Arctic coastal plain, as well as waters in the Brooks Range and Alaska Range. They are not found in the Yukon-Kuskokwim lowlands or the coastal drainages of Southeast Alaska. Lake trout inhabit clear, mountain lakes in northern Alaska as well as turbid glacial lakes on the north side of the Chugach Range and Kenai Peninsula.
Description: Lake trout have a body shape similar to that of salmon. They generally have small cream or yellow, irregular shaped spots on a silvery-to-dark background. Males and females are similar, with males having a slightly longer, more pointed snout. Lake trout can be distinguished from other chars by the absence of pink spots and their deeply forked tail. A breeding male has dark stripes on its side, and lacks the red or orange exhibited by Dolly Varden and Arctic char. There is usually a white leading edge on the pectoral, pelvic, and anal fin.
The Lake Trout or Mackinaw is a cold water species of char that has a prominent background color of gray-brown that covers the back, sides and fins. Light gray spots throughout upper portion and fins that vary with habitat and age. Spots are sometimes so silvery that they are difficult to see. Small fish usually have more intense spots. Caudal fin is deeply forked. Can grow to a very large size.
Alaska lake trout can live longer than 50 years but more typical maximum ages are around 20 years. The maximum size attained in some Alaskan populations probably exceeds 50 pounds.