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fished boss and davis almost 2 years ago. there were alot of scrap fish, but i saw a few people pull some real nice fish out. also, the area is beautiful and the forest service campgrounds were nice. anyone fished these recently (last season)? know when the ice comes off, and whether there's still a scrap fish population.

btw, we're not talking davis lake near mission. these lakes are up along the coquihalla iirc.
 

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Have a look at Shea while you are in the Vought Valley I preffer it to either of the lakes you mentioned. Less noisy motor bikers in my expirience and better fishing.

What kind of "scrap" fish were you pulling out of Boss and Davis?
 

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thanks, i'll take a look at Shea. not totally sure what kinf of fish they were. not quite sculpns, but almost look like 3 inch long bass. they were everywhere. 7 inches so was the largest we pulled out. dark green on top, whitish yellow belly and a bass-like mouth. they'd hit nymphs, dries, and leeches. we did see some guys pull out some 2-3lb rainbows though, all hooked on the big flashers.
 

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ya thats what i figured they were when i was at Boss lake was Perch or shiners. last time i was there was a few years back but the biggest i pulled out was a tad over 8lbs the trick is getting under those scrap fish LOL once we did the trout were on pretty quick after :beerchug:
 

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Humor me, (and feel free to move this Prof), why the heck does anyone plant these Yellow Perch? Do they use them as bait? Will rainbows focus on bait fish other than the Tenzaicut and Blackwater? I like to think I have the food chain of our lakes figured out, and yet minnow patterns are not on the list other than specific lakes stocked piscivorious species of rainbows.

Do people put Yellow Perch in there to then fish for them? If so they don't sound like they get very big, mind you I guess these actions are not done with a lot of thought.

I am stumped...

I don't ask these questions sarcastically, I am seriously intrigued.
 

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Not sure about the why people stock these buggers. I think often they get in lakes b because ignorant anglers have a bucket of them as bait. At the end of the day they dump what is left into the lake. All trout will eat fry and coarse fish once they (the trout) reach a large size. No 5 lb trout will turn aside from a high calorie meal of shiner or perch if it is available. Some strains of rainbow (blackwaters, tzenziacut) are piscivorous at a much earlier stage in their life
 

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Seems like a complicated bait to use...

Where do they get them? Are they more effective than worms or power bait? I can see them dumping them once they leave, it would tough to dump any kind of fish on the beach to just die. Or perhaps they assume they will increase the fish's desire for them if they give them a couple of freebies...

I realize the folks on this site are not likely to have knowledge on the use of perch or shiners as bait in a BC lake. Too many good people here, I wouldn't even think it. I ask the questions assuming someone has used suck fish for bait where it is legal, practical and does no harm.
 

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As I understand it perch are step 1 for the bucket brigade. Establish a forage fish for the bass, let them populate the lake and then add the predator.

I hope I am wrong in this case.

Time to stock blackwaters I guess :(
 
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