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Burbot are found throughout Lake Superior, most of northern Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, as well as in deep Minnesota inland lakes.
- Where are burbot native to? Size: 84 cm. Native Range: Throughout Canada, Alaska, and northern United States (south to Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Missouri, Wyoming, and Oregon); also in northern Eurasia (Page and Burr 1991).
- Are eelpout and burbot the same? With its slimy skin and tendency to wrap itself around your arm, the burbot is considered by many anglers to be the "ish" of fish. But this cousin to the saltwater cod, commonly known as eelpout, is a remarkable predator. The burbot looks like a cross between an eel and a catfish.
- What is the world record for burbot? The International Game Fish Association records the world-record burbot as being caught in Lake Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan. That fish was caught by Sean Konrad on March 27, 2010. Konrad's world record burbot weighed a whopping 25 lb 2 oz (11.4 kg). Fish records are typically measures in pounds.
- Is burbot Lake Erie? In Ohio, burbots are found primarily in Lake Erie (Rice, D. & Zimmerman, B., 2019). Populations of this species are difficult to study due to their choice in habitat. Burbot need cooler water temperatures in order to survive and reproduce.
- What does the burbot eat? Small burbot eat zooplankton and insects, larger burbot prefer fish. Other fish (e.g., burbot, pike), otter, mink, birds (e.g., loons, mergansers, terns, gulls) and humans. Spawn in winter under the ice, broadcast spawn, eggs are very small (about 1 mm in diameter).
- What states have buffalo fish? Beginning in the northern United States, they are native to Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and down to southern states including eastern Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The major systems where they are found include the Hudson Bay and Mississippi River drainages.