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

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