best bull's I ever come across the Chilco R. if its bulls your into it is well worth the trip
The Squamish has good numbers of Bull trout! You can usually find some everytime out. The Squamish is probably the best bet for bulls in the lower mainland, accessible by foot.Gibbs said:yah i meant bulls or dollies! i am just looking for a species to target for the winter months and i heard these are good all year long! i am fairly new to BC so i am still learning the species and techniques,, much different from bass and pike fishin in ontario!
Steelie Trav said:When it comes to winter fishing around here I think you'll find the majority have the steelhead itch right now! The runs are starting and continue through the end of April.
I think he was talking about bull trout, not steelhead! read this post, http://www.bcfishingreports.com/forum/index.php?topic=2301.0ribwart said:Gibbs...definitely give steelies a go...
Sage2106lb is correct! Read this attachment writen by Preston Singletary!fishortho said:Hey Sage2106lb..........Are you saying all southwestern and coastal streams of BC are "bull trout" & all northern streams are dolly varden char? Where do you get this information from and could you please elaborate?
So are saying that the DNA studies done on Bull trout and Dolly varden are incorect? Read these articles. http://article.pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/...olume=63&calyLang=eng&articleFile=f06-026.pdfTacheeda said:You guys got it backwards.
Dollies are anadromous & resident fish. Only found where streams lead to pacific ocean. Bull trout are strictly resident fish. Bull trout alone are only found in the Peace region, Alberta, etc. Bull trout are found throughout most of the rest of BC. Bull trout & Dollies do co-exist in most of this province. Around Prince George (home) in lakes & most rivers like the Nechako & crooked I have only caught Bull trout, yet have caught both bulls and dollies in the Bowron. Have only caught Dollies in Skeena/Kitimat and only Dollies in lower mainland (but not much time spent there!) The fish in the pic is a beauty Bull Trout , though. I find it easy to tell 'em apart, but the are quite similar. Bull trout have a larger, broader head, bigger mouth and usually darker colors. While Dollies are more bright, smaller head and thinner. Feeding habits can be different as well, as Dollies are more of a scavanger, picking off eggs, bugs, smolts, while Bull trout, scavange as well and are an ambush predator too. They'll eat mice, frogs and have even heard ducklings.
I have some arcticles & fish biology books that say same and show distribution.
Go to online regs and go to fish facts....it'll tell you dollies are a coastal fish. (nothing on Bull trout, though) Even check your tidal waters regs, describes dollies.