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What is the largest kind of fish the Great Lakes?
from Joshua in Dunrobin, Ontario, Age 11

The single largest fish catch that we have on record is a lake trout reeled in from Lake Superior in 1997. It measured 49 inches in length (that's just over four feet) and weighed 61.5 pounds!

Related references:
TEACH: Great Lakes Fish and Fishing
GLIN: Fish and Fisheries of the Great Lakes Region

Thank you for your question!

Answered on May 18, 2001

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