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    well it feb, and i figured that with all the guys coming to powell to fish lois it should have a thread of its own . The lake is back up to a nice level , up 12 feet with all this rain and the cutthroat are stacked in all the classic staging spots . large rainbows are cruising the shorelines around creek mouths and the large gravel shoal that are back under water around camp B , lots of rainbows in the 3-6 lb range with a few double digit fish being taken every day . the pens are fishing well as always for those who just want to catch a whack of pellet pigs . some large cutts have been caught in the 27-28 inch range but no thirties that i have seen or herd of yet . its warm as hell out this season and hatches are happening. stickle backs are in schools by the creek mouths so a stickle back or sculpin pattern is hot fished deep and slow , a large moal leach in black and royal blue is one of my go to large leach patterns . electric motor is key for stealth if you want those large cutts . i know there are a few people from pow town on this sit now so lets see some pics of some nice lois fish !Click here to enlarge

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    Lois Steelhead 004.jpg
    Keep an eye out for this type of gill/gill plate infection. Post a pic and date.
    I am in contact with a Fisheries G-man that is interested in the cause.
    This one was caught Jan 1.
    "It's niced to be reminded that one cannot put a line in the water without tempting the unknown" Haig-Brown.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Cutty22 Click here to enlarge
    Lois Steelhead 004.jpg
    Keep an eye out for this type of gill/gill plate infection. Post a pic and date.
    I am in contact with a Fisheries G-man that is interested in the cause.
    This one was caught Jan 1.
    What is it cutty22?

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    Guessing salmon alphavirus.

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    2015 Feb Khartoum cutty 002.jpg
    Khartoum Lake, Saturday. After floating, I warmed up to a young families' fire (gratefully). They were getting ready to cook a trout on the fire so I made sure I saw what the fish were feeding on. Yup small black midges. I had no trouble convincing the cutties to go for a bigger snack. Thus, a decent size zonker. Two nice fish over 20" and lots 12-16". Good day but should have worn heavier socks in my waders. Fished near shore in 16-30'.
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    Guess I'll call it Khartoum Zonker. #fliesthatcatchfish Inspired from "Flies that Catch Fish"
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    Not sure Aargh. Could be environmental, genetic or ??
    G-man considers the rainbows "naturalized fish"now since they have been introduced and seem to be spawners.
    Recent and future escapees should be triploid.
    I'll be watching for this in future and get a closer look and the gills. May have to eat a few.
    Take pics and share/pm.
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    If escapees I wonder if it's damage from forcing their way through the net?

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    FYI (2016)
    As I read this, and not read anything into it, there is no size limit on hatchery fish. So, yank those clipped rainbows out of the system. It bothers me to see Cutt-bows in the system which tells me that the introduced rainbows are naturalized and breeding with the pure strain cuttys.


    Lois Lake- Wild Trout/char daily quota = 2 (none 40 cm or more), hatchery rainbow trout (adipose fin removed with healed scar) = 4,kokanee daily quota = 5; single barbless hook

    Interesting film about how Alberta is recognizing the need to protect natural cutthroat.
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    Indeed ! Tank those hatchery fish outa the lake . Hey cutty , been a while . Hope fishing has been good. ? Are you getting out for cuts right now or you fishi g rainbows ? Kokanee run is almost over now , any hogs yet ?

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