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