Kootenay freshwater fish management

Publication Date: June 14, 2021

The Kootenay  Region encompasses the southeast corner of British Columbia and consists of the Columbia Mountains (Purcell, Selkirk and Monashees) and the Rocky Mountains. Noted fish species in the region include Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Gerrard Rainbow Trout. Fisheries staff are located in offices in Cranbrook and Nelson.

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Primary responsibilities for the Regional Fisheries

Primary responsibilities for the Regional Fisheries staff include:

  • Freshwater fisheries management in regional lakes and streams, conservation, lake stocking, angling regulations, and classified waters
  • Cooperative fisheries management with government agencies, First Nations and NGOs
  • Specific Fisheries Project
  • Review & Approval of scientific fish collection and live fish possession and transportation permits
  • Collect and provide scientific fisheries information, data and support for First Nations treaty negotiation tables and other user groups

Classified Waters of the Kootenay Region

Kootenay Regional News

White Sturgeon Sampling on Kootenay Lake information poster (PDF, 2.6Mb)

Kootenay Lake Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout "Spaghetti Tag" Reward (PDF, 163Kb)

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine Articles (Note: these links leave the Provincial Government web and take the viewer directly to Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine managed web pages)

Kootenay Regional Reports

Note: Additional reports can be accessed through the Cross-Linked information Resources (CLIR) Tool

 

Gerrard Rainbow Trout

 

Daily Count of Gerrard Rainbow Trout (2023)
Date Count Date Count
April 1 No Count May 1 13
April 2 No Count May 2 20
April 3 0 May 3 40
April 4 0 May 4 56
April 5 0 May 5 80
April 6 0 May 6 No Count
April 7 0 May 7 100
April 8 0 May 8 117
April 9 0 May 9 128
April 10 0 May 10 184
April 11 0 May 11 166
April 12 0 May 12 201
April 13 0 May 13 255
April 14 0 May 14 266
April 15 0 May 15 268
April 16 0 May 16 308
April 17 0 May 17 286
April 18 0 May 18 277
April 19 0 May 19 261
April 20 0 May 20 205
April 21 0 May 21 173
April 22 0 May 22

No Count

poor weather

April 23 0 May 23

No Count

poor weather

April 24 0 May 24 52
April 25 0 May 25 62
April 26 0 May 26 47
April 27 0 May 27 40
April 28 1 May 28 29
April 29 4 May 29 12
April 30 5 May 30

0

end of counts

    May 31  

 

Kootenay Lake Bulletins and Reports

 

Kootenay Lake Action Plan

 

Kootenay Lake Information Bulletins