Lake whitefish, a distant member of the trout/salmon family Salmonidae, is wild-caught in Canada and parts of the Northern United States, including all of the Great Lakes. Lake whitefish can range in weight from 2-4 pounds. Their flesh is typically silver to white with a tender and moist texture, which makes it an ideal fish for hot smoking. Whitefish eggs are also considered a delicacy and typically sold as caviar. Lake whitefish has played an important role in supporting small, family-based fisheries for several generations.