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Old 10-10-2017, 06:27 PM
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Default Bull Trout estimated recovery date

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Old 10-10-2017, 06:40 PM
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I think when the ban started in 95 or 98....they said 7 years.....so probably 2044
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:38 PM
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you looking for someone to go catch them with you or the date they will recover? Id say May 11.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:44 PM
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I suspect most of our rivers are moving towards c&r for most or all species so bullies there are probably going to stay that way. Lakes might possibly change at some point but I'm guessing they probably won't
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:44 PM
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Oh that... ya that was a long time ago. Now we have to save the cutthroats from the bulls.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:11 AM
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Never, even with catch and release, human impact, climate change and invasive species will never allow the population to ever be normal to historical levels. So if you want to catch a bully in Edmonton, go to a school yard 😂
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:08 PM
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Bull trout are recovering and growing fast in upper and lower kananaskis lake!
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:20 PM
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Bull trout are recovering and growing fast in upper and lower kananaskis lake!
yes but that is an abnormal outlyier, I fully support a closely regulated retention system for the K lakes.

You only have to fish the bullies over the last decade in the bow watershed to have seen the decline.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:34 PM
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even if they recover to a certain level they should still do the C&R
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:52 PM
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Never, even with catch and release, human impact, climate change and invasive species will never allow the population to ever be normal to historical levels. So if you want to catch a bully in Edmonton, go to a school yard 😂
^ Spot on.

Not to mention increased sedimentation, erosion, stream alteration, spawning habitat degredation, headwater logging, riparian destruction. To name a few.

Aside from rivers/streams being in much poorer condition than they used to be, native Bulls and Cutts also have to compete with Browns, Brookies and Rainbows (except Athabasca bows).

Low oxygen certainly can do some damage too. Sure cringed at some of the smaller streams these last few summers
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Old 10-19-2017, 01:07 PM
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I suspect there will never be a retention for bull trout in Alberta, unless we get an absolute moron in the fisheries driver's seat.

since they're an apex predator in limited habitat, their numbers are never as high as other trout can be.

also, they're plain dumb and easy to overfish
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