Sheefish are often called the tarpon of the North because of their resemblance to saltwater tarpon. . They are members of the whitefish family and are often called Inconnu.
Biologists believe that Sheefish migrated from Siberia to Alaska and Northern Canada. They spawn in late September and early October.
Sheefish have very hard-boney mouths with a silvery coloration. It is known to leap high out of the water when hooked. Their flesh is extremely oily making it a good fish to smoke.
Sheefish are readily caught on silver spoons. According to IGFA, the World Record Sheefish was landed by Lawrence Hudnall weighing 53lbs on August 1986 while fishing the Pah River in Alaska.