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> Haliburton Gold Lakers, Some fun in the sun!
mykola
Posted: Feb 02, 2021 - 11:58 am


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Had some fun with some Haliburton Golds. Fish were active on minnows and spoons, fished 36-50fow. Best meat of any laker Iíve had. Smaller fish but they hungry. There are some monsters lurking in there, I didnít find any this round.


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Andy14
Posted: Feb 02, 2021 - 05:52 pm


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Is it me or is that just a regular laker?....Correct me if I'm wrong please but I've seen only one gold before and it was gleaming yellow on the bottom....I've seen lakers in the same lake look a little different before so I could believe that they could look different as well...
Either way, nice fish.

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Posted: Feb 02, 2021 - 06:40 pm


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Primary strain in the lake is Haliburton Gold. In my experience Haliburton golds are not actually gold in colour. Iíve caught many lake trout that are golden in colour and are definitely not Haliburton Golds. These fish are natural where I was, but the HHOA stocks many local lakes with Golds and they arenít particularly gold.

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Posted: Feb 03, 2021 - 08:12 am


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Thanks man... I didn't know any of that before..

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Posted: Feb 04, 2021 - 12:13 pm


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I figured the top one was a gold, the rest normal, meat is a bit redder on the golds from what I've seen...

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Posted: Feb 04, 2021 - 01:35 pm


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Word form Hatchery is the golds are identical to other Lakers in colour, and the colour is determined by environment and conditions. The Gold in the name is reference to Gold Panning and has nothing to do with the colour of the Fish. Also, Haliburton golds are more torpedo shaped and stockier than normal Lakers.

Mystery solved. Haliburton golds are not gold. They only exist in a dozen or so lakes and have high reproductive success, making them prime species for stocking other lakes.

They are feisty for the size to say the least.

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Posted: Feb 09, 2021 - 12:39 pm


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thanks for clearing that up, wonder what he would say about above fish all from the same lake, same hole, all stocked fish...one is maybe eating something completely different from the rest?https://www.hhoa.on.ca/haliburton-gold Kingscote var vs. golds? just mentions meat colour as salmon-like.

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Posted: Feb 09, 2021 - 12:42 pm


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Nice stuff Mykola

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Posted: Feb 09, 2021 - 03:18 pm


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Here's one.

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