Science knows about 60 species of fish on Lake Baikal. Below are the most popular types of fish for fishing.
Grayling (Thymallus arcticus)
Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)
Grayling is a genus of freshwater fish in the salmon family Salmonidae. Graylings are distinguished from other members of the salmon family by their largest dorsal fin which runs from the head to the tail fin. Grayling: length: 50-70 cm, weigh: 1,5 – 3,5kg.
Arctic char is a cold-water fish in the family Salmonidae, native to alpine lakes and arctic and subarctic coastal waters.
Coregonus (Coregonus lavaretus baicalensis)
Northern pike (Esox lucius)
Sig (Latin: Coregonus) is a genus of commercial radioli fish of the salmon family.The average weight of whitefish in five years is 500 grams, in seven - 1.5 kg, in 15 years - from 2.4 to 5 kg. The record weight of the whitefish is more than 10 kg.
Northern pike is a species of the carnivorous fish of the genus Esox (the pikes). Length is up to 1.5 m and weight is up to 35 kg (usually up to 1 m and 8 kg).
Burbot (Lota lota)
Common bream (Abramis brama)
Burbot is the only exceptionally freshwater fish of the order of cod-shaped ones. Has commercial value. The length of the body can reach up to 120 cm. The largest specimens - up to 18 kg are recorded in the Lena River.
Common bream is species of freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae. The maximum length is 82 cm, weight is 6 kg and the maximum life expectancy is 23 years.
Common Roach (Rutilus rutilus)
Ide (Leuciscus idus)
Common Roach is a fresh and brackish water fish of the Cyprinidae family. The maximum length is over 50 cm, weight is up to 3 kg and the maximum life expectancy is 21 years.
Ide is a fish of the Cyprinidae family. Length of the adult ide is usually 35-53 cm and weight is from 2 to 2.8 kg. There are specites which length is 90 cm and weight is over 8 kg.
Perch (Perca fluviatilis)
Sturgeon (Acipenser baeri baicalensis)
Perch is a genus of fish of the perch family, a group of perciforms. The length of the river perch does not exceed 50 cm, and the mass is 2 kg, although individual individuals can reach larger sizes.
Sturgeon is a genus of freshwater, semipermeable and migratory fish from the family of sturgeon, on average the commercial fish weighs 12-16 kg.