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Went up last Wednesday and camped out for the night. Caught a nice Dolly and 12" bow at dusk on a weighted blue and white rubber swimbait. The rainbow damn near swallowed it :-X






dolly's stomach contents
 

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The worms came out when I slit it's stomach. Forgot to mention that the boat launch is closed due to high water but I didn't have trouble in my inflatable. While I was there a Jet and a small bayliner launched succesfully but the water is quite shallow near shore as you can see in the first pic.
 

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lets remember that the dollies in chilliwack lake are " bull trout" and that is why you are allowed to harvest these fish. i could never understand why they are classified as "bull trout" in the lake, but when they drop into the river they are dollies. i figure they should be called dollies and released when caught. just my :2cents: not trying to start an argument. looks like that bull trout feasted on a container of discarded dew worms.
 

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Thats why i asked
If you caught a dolly not a bull trout how can you keep it ???
Don't want to get anyone into trouble here but maybe some of you experts can clear this up
 

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Britguy said:
Thats why i asked
If you caught a dolly not a bull trout how can you keep it ???
Don't want to get anyone into trouble here but maybe some of you experts can clear this up
I have tried to attach the pdf to this post, but it keeps telling me the attachment is too large. Anyway go to this link: http://www.troutfishinghelp.com/blog/labels/Dolly Varden.html and click on the highlighted "Bull trout and Dolly Varden " in tghe second paragraph and it will take you to a fairly good explanation. It is from a Washington source, but applies here as well. The short version is that even though the two look very much alike, they are different species.
 

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Britguy said:
Thats why i asked
If you caught a dolly not a bull trout how can you keep it ???
Don't want to get anyone into trouble here but maybe some of you experts can clear this up
You only have to release dollies from streams and sloughs in Lakes they are fair game.

REGIONAL DAILY
CATCH QUOTAS
(See tables for exceptions)

Trout/char: 4, but not more than
• 1 over 50 cm
(2 hatchery steelhead allowed)
• 2 from streams or sloughs

And you must release:

Wild trout/char from streams or sloughs
(EXCEPT streams that flow into tidal
waters north of and including
Jervis Inlet)
All Wild steelhead
Trout/char under 30 cm from streams
or sloughs


Note: There is no general minimum size
limit for trout in lakes
 

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dolly release would show up under the individual lake regs. since these fish are not considered dollies you have nothing to worry about Eagleye. i dont have the new regs infront but one must also remember to cross reference with the individual regs set out for most bodies of water (lake, sloughs,streams) for example you would not want to be walking out with 2 hatchery stealhead from many lowermainland streams, and you wouldn,t want to be walking out with 4 trout from the many interior lakes which are ruled to be trophy catch and release lakes.
 

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stsfisher said:
dolly release would show up under the individual lake regs. since these fish are not considered dollies you have nothing to worry about Eagleye. i dont have the new regs infront but one must also remember to cross reference with the individual regs set out for most bodies of water (lake, sloughs,streams) for example you would not want to be walking out with 2 hatchery stealhead from many lowermainland streams, and you wouldn,t want to be walking out with 4 trout from the many interior lakes which are ruled to be trophy catch and release lakes.
Chilliwack lake is not listed in the individual bodies of water so the general regs apply.
 
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