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Ok i have heard about this "Kamloops trout" is it a trout only in that region? and what lakes are they in...would love any advice on this because ill be camping there lots this summer.:confused:
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I believe the kamloops trout, evolved frome the Thompson River steelhead.
Steelhead are a sea going trout, that migrated to the sea. After hatching in their stream of origin, they stay in the system til they become 12 to 14" smolts, and go seaward to come back as adults, very large (steelhead)..
Theory has it, that some of the smolts,eons ago, went to the north Thompson and learned to eat bugs. Hence the kamloops trout.
The were first discovered by the pioneers and were called silver trout.
Some of the specimens were bucketed up to nearby barren lakes, that were rich alkaline lakes full of sedge midge pupa damsel nymphs, along with fresh water shrimp, and these trout became land locked steelhead. Of large size abd grew to large sizes in a short period of time. Hence, kamloops trout, or pennask. Coles note version of the history of the pennask rainbow.
 
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