BC Fishing Reports banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I heard on the radio something about someone putting perch and bass in a watershed near the shushwap....Has anyone heard anymore reports on this?

And Please people....I know 90% of you would never do this, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.....Do not transport live fish....

I really hope that these fish stay out of the lake and that fisheries can keep them out...because it would be extremely detrimentle to the salmon fisheries.....It could potentially kill off all of the salmon and trout...and EVERYTHING ELSE in its wake. They breed more often and have more babies, they may taste good and be great sport fish, but ONLY in the lakes that they belong in. You never know what connects to what, and how little water these fish can survive in. If its not there to begin with, and fisheries isn't stocking the lake with the fish.....there is a reason for it.

Every Fisherman and woman out there loves to catch fish, but for the right fish....we will ALL travel to where they are, please don't bring them closer to you because it would be "cool" to have a perch pond or bass Lake closer to you. Do what the rest of us do.....brave the high gas prices, and the roads....and travel to where these fish belong.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
This is the first I've heard about it. I hope it isn't true. That could get pretty ugly. I still can't believe it happened here in the Lower Mainland, but it would be a real shame if it happened somewhere like that. :(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
If They do get in there, almost everysingle Salmon that spawned up the Adams River System.....and Throughout the Thompson, Frazer, and Every single Tributary would be affected.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,812 Posts
Sorry to break it to you guys, but there are bass in the Alouette, the Brunette, and the Fraser. Bunch of morons have already put in place this threat and there is no real going back.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
I am a huge bass fisherman, and love targeting and patterning these fish, but it is a real shame that they got introduced into certain systems. The larger systems like the fraser and thompson wont be visibly affected as far as salmon and steelhead go, its the smaller inland lakes with good numbers of small rainbows that will be greatly affected.

My 2 cents, Wes Roffey
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,812 Posts
nates said:
I am a huge bass fisherman, and love targeting and patterning these fish, but it is a real shame that they got introduced into certain systems. The larger systems like the fraser and thompson wont be visibly affected as far as salmon and steelhead go, its the smaller inland lakes with good numbers of small rainbows that will be greatly affected.

My 2 cents, Wes Roffey
The problem is that the Fraser and Thompson are connected to almost all the small systems in the province, and because some selfish, ignorant people who still think they live in Ontario have decided that native species aren't good enough for them, virftually all systems are at risk now. By the way, salmon and steelhead don't spawn in any significant numbvers in the major waters, but in smaller tributaries. This is where the species are at risk, and if they suffer because of this alien garbage, the major systems WILL suffer. Sorry if I am sounding a bit angry, but in fact, I am. :mad: :mad: :mad: If there were a method to destroy every bass in the province, I'd support its use in a heart beat.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
784 Posts
I have done a little googling about this topic and what the prof said is very accurate. I just wish there was something that could be done. It seems as through the ball has begun rolling. I caught a bass once in the Alouette last summer and I certainly didn't enjoy seeing these fish in our local waters. I wish that someone could be held accountable.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
It's true. I have a couple of friends that work for fisheries and they spent last week and weekend in their drysuits trying to recover all the perch found in the creek between white and little white lake. This is a joke. Whoever threw these predators in there is either an idiot or has no regard for the entire shuswap/thompson fishery at all. At this time of year we are getting close to all the salmon fry coming out of all the interior rivers to make their journey to the ocean. Perch could single handidly wipe out this fishery. No joke. They eat everything. One of the options stated is if it becomes over run with perch the only choice is to blast the entire system and kill everthing. Then implement an aggressive approach to restock the native fish back in to it. Let's all cross our fingers it doesn't come to this, it would be a tragedy, like pine beetle. We need to educate the public and all fisherman that perch/bass belong in waters alone, they eat everything else.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
something like 300,000 to 500,000 eggs per female perch depending on the size of her. and only 1000's of eggs in Every trout..... Not very good odds. Perch may taste good, but they are better left as fertilizer under a bush.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top