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This evening I met one guy in Deer lake, and he was fishing for trout.
He told me trout in deer lake can't spawn, and there are only males in the lake because he only caught males all the time. lol :wallbash: That sounds BS to me.
I see so many baby trout jumping around very close to shore, and also hooked couple finger size trout by tiny spinner not intentionally before. Also, I saw some spawning trout in the creek between Burnaby and Deer lake.
I didn't really want to heart his feeling, so I agreed him that he's right.
Now, I am so confusing. Am I wrong?? Is he right?? ???

I'm waiting for you guys' opinion!! ::) :wallbash:

Bravo~ :beerchug: :drunk:
 

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Following is an excerpt from an article I read.

All of these trout and char spawn in moving water, usually making small depressions, or redds, in the streambeds. They do not attend their young and will gobble up any eggs or small fish they can find. The different species spawn at different times of the year, often influenced by water temperature and other environmental factors, but most spawn in the spring or the fall. Late and early spawns do occur, resulting in a wide variety of spawning periods.

What I understand from it is that they spawn in moving water and if so, they spawn in the feeding stream or discharge stream of a lake but not in the lake itself.
 

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I'm not sure but I guess that deer Lake would be stocked? If it is stocked fisheries uses what it called a triploid in some lakes. It is a trout that is not able to spawn. They use these trout so that the trout will use all there energy eating instead of spawning so they will grow larger. That may be why he says they are all males in the lake. I'm sure that the lake would also hold some wild trout as many stocked lakes do and that may be why you would see them in the creek.
I'm not sure if trout need moving water to spawn or not, although I don't think they do? Anyone else?
 

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I know that there is a local lake here in vernon that used to be stocked, not with triploids though. There is still a small stream flowing into the lake, but not like it used to be. Years prior you were able to watch the trout spawn in this little stream, but with cattle and logging up in the mountains the stream is now reduced to not much more than a steady trickle. The local flyfisher club wants to establish or possibly re-establish spawning beds in the lake so the fish are able to reproduce so the lake dosent die off. We actually caught a spawner that shot out a few eggs last week but like the previous posts said, they should need moving water to spawn in. So this probably isnt much help for the question posted, but does anybody know if there is a way to establish spawning beds in still bodies of water or if they do need flowing water to spawn in.
cheers, tuber.
 

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trout CAN spawn in lakes. a lake i go to by clinton has spawning beds nowhere near moving water. there were still a few spawners haning out in the area when i was up there may long weekend. this should answer your question...
 

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There will always be spawners hanging around the shallows during the spring, however, these fish are all ripened up with no where to spawn unless they have access to flowing water.

As for stocking a lake with all male trout, that isn't quite how it works. What they will do in certain lakes is stock them with trout that are known as triploids. What this means is that these fish have three sets of chromosomes and are therefore unable to sexually mature. The benefit with this is that the fish will not turn into boots every spring, and they will have increased growth rates as they will not have to divert any energy towards sexual ripening. For the record, I looked up Deer lake and it does contain triploids.
 

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Thanks for the reply fellas!! :thumbup:
Lotsa intersting stories!! :happy:

Bravo~!! :beerchug: :drunk:
 
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