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Temperatures

Lower, upper and optimum temperatures for different fish species

These temperatures have been gathered from several sources, and even though we have used the average and cross checked our data, please use them only as indications of the preferances for the different species. If you have better and more precise knowledge or know the temperature data for species not yet on the list, please direct a mail to the Kasper or Martin and let us know. See the data in a graph here. Read the whole article on temperatures here.

SpeciesMinimumOptimumMaximum
Albacore15°C59°F17°C63°F19°C66°F
Amberjack16°C60°F20°C67°F24°C76°F
Artic Charr0°C32°F11°C52°F24°C75°F
Atlantic Bonito16°C60°F19°C67°F26°C80°F
Atlantic Cod-1°C31°F8°C47°F15°C58°F
Atlantic Croaker7°C45°F17°C63°F21°C70°F
Atlantic Mackerel6°C42°F14°C57°F21°C70°F
Barracuda13°C55°F25°C77°F29°C84°F
Big Eye Tuna11°C52°F14°C58°F19°C66°F
Bigeye Tuna11°C52°F20°C68°F27°C80°F
Black Marlin20°C68°F25°C78°F30°C87°F
Blackfin Tuna14°C57°F23°C73°F28°C82°F
Blue Marlin21°C70°F26°C78°F30°C86°F
Bluefin Tuna10°C50°F19°C67°F27°C80°F
Bluefish10°C50°F15°C60°F27°C80°F
Bonefish17°C62°F25°C77°F31°C88°F
Brown Trout7°C44°F14°C58°F24°C75°F
Carp7°C45°F25°C77°F40°C104°F
Chinook1°C34°F7°C45°F13°C55°F
Chum1°C34°F13°C55°F25°C77°F
Coho2°C36°F7°C45°F13°C55°F
Crappie16°C60°F22°C71°F24°C75°F
Cutthroat0°C32°F13°C55°F24°C75°F
Dolphin fish21°C70°F24°C75°F28°C82°F
Dolphinfish21°C70°F24°C75°F28°C82°F
Fluke13°C55°F18°C64°F22°C72°F
Grayling2°C36°F11°C52°F25°C77°F
Haddock3°C37°F8°C46°F11°C52°F
Jack Crevalle18°C65°F25°C78°F32°C90°F
Jack Crevelle21°C70°F27°C80°F32°C90°F
Kelp Bass17°C62°F19°C65°F22°C71°F
King Mackerel20°C67°F24°C75°F31°C88°F
Lake Trout6°C42°F12°C53°F16°C60°F
Largemouth Bass10°C50°F22°C72°F29°C85°F
Mullet13°C55°F20°C68°F35°C95°F
Muskellunge13°C55°F17°C63°F22°C72°F
Nothern Pike13°C55°F19°C66°F23°C74°F
Perch10°C50°F23°C73°F28°C82°F
Permit20°C67°F24°C76°F33°C91°F
Pollock1°C33°F7°C45°F16°C60°F
Pompano19°C66°F25°C76°F30°C86°F
Rainbow Trout1°C33°F16°C61°F27°C81°F
Red Drum11°C52°F24°C76°F32°C90°F
Red Snapper10°C50°F15°C59°F19°C66°F
Sailfish20°C68°F26°C79°F31°C88°F
Salmon2°C36°F14°C57°F24°C75°F
Sand Seatrout32°C90°F35°C95°F38°C100°F
Sea Catfish10°C50°F17°C62°F21°C70°F
Sea Trout (Sea run brown)1°C34°F11°C52°F24°C75°F
Skipjack Tuna10°C50°F16°C61°F21°C70°F
Smallmouth Bass14°C58°F20°C68°F23°C73°F
Snook16°C60°F23°C74°F32°C90°F
Sockeye3°C37°F13°C55°F26°C79°F
Spotted Seatrout9°C48°F23°C73°F31°C88°F
Steelhead4°C40°F11°C52°F24°C75°F
Striped Bass12°C53°F18°C64°F24°C76°F
Striped Marlin16°C61°F22°C71°F27°C80°F
Swordfish10°C50°F19°C65°F26°C79°F
Tarpon22°C72°F29°C84°F39°C102°F
Tautog7°C45°F13°C55°F24°C76°F
Walleye10°C50°F19°C67°F24°C76°F
Weakfish8°C46°F16°C61°F26°C79°F
White Marlin18°C65°F23°C73°F27°C80°F
White Seabass14°C58°F19°C67°F23°C74°F
Whitefish2°C36°F13°C55°F25°C77°F
Winter Flounder2°C36°F10°C50°F18°C64°F
Yellowfin Tuna18°C64°F24°C74°F29°C84°F
Yellowtail16°C60°F18°C65°F21°C70°F
Yellowtail (Pacific)16°C60°F18°C64°F21°C70°F

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