Fishing Comox Lake this year?
The BC Conservation Foundation (BCCF) is partnering with fisheries staff from the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, and the Courtney and District Fish and Game Protective Association to complete a two-year study on Cutthroat Trout population in Comox Lake. As a part of the study, more than 200 Cutthroat Trout are being tagged with brightly coloured Floy® tags and then released back into the lake. Cash equivalent prizes of $20 to $100 are available to anyone who catches and reports one of these tagged fish.
The goal of the study is to assess the health of the population by determining mortality rates, as well as track fish movement into surrounding tributaries during spawning. This information allows fisheries managers to evaluate the effectiveness of existing regulations, and ensure the long-term sustainability of the population.
If you capture a tagged Cutthroat Trout in Comox Lake please cut off the Floy tag (do not discard) and contact BCCF by phone, attention Jamieson Atkinson: 250-390-2525 or email: email@example.com. Questions regarding this program can be directed to Jamieson Atkinson at BCCF or to Brendan Anderson at the MFLNRO office (250-751-7220).