Kootenay Boundary Region Fisheries



The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B. C.'s archaeological and heritage resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry supports the sustainable management of forest, mineral and land resources, the prosperity, viability and competitiveness of industries that use them, and public access for a wide range of activities such as hunting, fishing and recreation. As part of this ministry, the Fisheries Program manages fish, fish habitat and sport fishing in the province.

 


KOOTENAY CLASSIFIED WATERS:

2015 Kootenay Region Angling Management Plan (PDF 0.7 MB)

In-Season Regulation Changes - Region 4 Kootenay

Classified Waters Relinquishment of Angler Days Form (PDF 0.1 MB)


KOOTENAY LAKE:

Action Plan:

Bulletins:

  • Kootenay Lake Sport Fishing Update (May 2015) (PDF 0.6 MB)

  • Rainbow vs. Kokanee Identification Guide for Kootenay Lake (PDF 0.6 MB). In Kootenay Lake, kokanee size has recently increased, and therefore telling kokanee apart from rainbow trout has become increasingly difficult.  Although many anglers believe that kokanee are typically  small and completely silver and that rainbow are large with a clear red stripe or black spots, these identifiers do not work well currently (kokanee can have spots; rainbow can be almost completely lacking in both spots and red stripe).   Kokanee scales are generally bright silver, finer, and sluff off much easier with handling than rainbow scales. Rainbow, in general, have more spots (and always have some spots on tail) and a faint pinkish to bright red stripe (depending on maturity), and a more olive back. Kokanee are usually in better condition (fatter) when from the same lake and at the same size, and have a pointier snout with softer mouth tissue (usually torn from hooks).

  • Kootenay Lake Sport Fishing Update (March 2008) (PDF 0.15 MB)

Meetings

 

Gerrard Rainbow Daily Counts 2017

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Spawning Peak Count

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations recognizes the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and anglers, hunters, trappers and guides who contribute to the Trust, for making a significant financial contribution to support the critical monitoring of Gerrard Rainbow trout, including these daily counts. Without such support, this project would not have been possible.