Mountain Whitefish







List of BC Adventure
Advertisers

Site Info
Advertise With Us
Awards
About Us
Contact Us


Kayak with Killer Whales
Free Vacation Guides
BC Vacation Guides
Coastal Vacations
Thompson Okanagan
EcoTourism
Fishing Vacations
Guest Ranch Guide
Romantic Getaways
Wilderness Vacations
Winter Vacations
The Rockies Guide

Kayak with Orca Whales
Coastal Spirits Expeditions
Login






Game Fish Species of British Columbia



Mountain Whitefish
Prosopium williamsoni or Rocky Mountain Whitefish,
Williamson's Whitefish, Grayling

DESCRIPTION - The Mountain Whitefish maintains an average length of 8-12 inches and the world record weight is 4 pounds 7 ounces. The overall coloration is silvery with light or dark brown or olive on the back.

DISTRIBUTION - This species of whitefish occurs only in the lakes and streams of western North America. The Mountain Whitefish is widespread in British Columbia from the Fraser and Columbia River systems, throughout the Pacific coastal drainages of the Bella Coola, Skeena, Nass and Stikine systems.

BIOLOGY - Mountain Whitefish spawning occurs in late fall or early winter. No nest is prepared and each female lays 1500-7000 eggs. The maximum age of this bottom feeder is 17-18 years.

RELATION TO MAN - The Mountain Whitefish has been fished by fly or with a small baited hook for food for many years.


Fishing Vacations in British Columbia
Choose from our large selection of resorts, guides, charters & tours.
More info....
Outdoors & Fly Shops
Where to shop for fishing and outdoors gear..
More info....
Guides, Adventures, Charters & Tours
Professional tourism operators offering wilderness experiences in BC.
 
More info...
Wilderness Resorts, Lodges, Cabins & Campgrounds
Browse a selection of wilderness lodging.
 
More info...



Follow Us On Facebook


BC Game Fish
Arctic Grayling
Black Crappie
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Burbot
Chinook Salmon
Chum Salmon
Coho Salmon
Cutthroat Trout
Dolly Varden & Bull Trout
Kokanee & Sockeye Salmon
Lake Trout/Char
Lake Whitefish
Lingcod
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Pacific Halibut
Pink Salmon
Pygmy Whitefish
Rainbow & Steelhead
Rockcod
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
White Sturgeon
Yellow Perch

Entomology Articles
Rainbow Feeding Habits

Game Fish
BC Fish Quiz
Bone Fish of the North
Kamloops Trout
Pacific Herring
Salmon Watching
Salmon and Creeks
Sea-Run Cutthroat
The Extraordinary Rainbow

Salmon Online
Chinook Salmon
Chum Salmon
Coho Salmon
Pink Salmon
Sockeye Salmon

Steelheading
Steelhead Trout

Techniques
Fabulous Fall Chinook
Naden Harbour
Walking the Dogs

Mountain Whitefish