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2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« on: November 21, 2022, 11:37:47 PM »



Early start this season in Region 3.

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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2022, 12:07:19 AM »

Nice brookies. That time of year again.
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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2022, 01:51:47 PM »

This early start has me kind of concerned. The lakes have about 5" of ice around Kamloops but they have been frozen over for at least 2 weeks. If there is a late Spring there could be a hefty winter kill. Oh well, that's a issue for later me. Now to go out and enjoy it.
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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2022, 01:57:18 PM »

This early start has me kind of concerned. The lakes have about 5" of ice around Kamloops but they have been frozen over for at least 2 weeks. If there is a late Spring there could be a hefty winter kill. Oh well, that's a issue for later me. Now to go out and enjoy it.
Climate change is indeed, very concerning! It's all up in the air, literally.
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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2022, 08:30:32 PM »

Another good haul today. The bigger ones did not cooperate but the 16 inchers were all quite accommodating. Fish were cruising and feeding above weed in 4 to 6ft of water.

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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2022, 11:49:47 AM »

Those brookies are still pretty much in their spawning colors.
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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2022, 04:00:16 PM »

Those brookies are still pretty much in their spawning colors.

That's not really spawning colour actually. These are also triploid/sterile so would not get into that spawning phase.

Did a livestream at the lake this morning and it couldn't have worked out better. The ending of the video was something that I couldn't even plan out lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU5b1RcImRI

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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2022, 05:55:07 PM »

That's not really spawning colour actually. These are also triploid/sterile so would not get into that spawning phase.

Maybe its just me and the hundreds of brookies I've caught, but I've never seen a red belly like that on a chrome brookie.
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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2022, 07:42:15 PM »

You must eat fish everyday.
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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2022, 07:49:38 PM »

It's good for you! :D

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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2023, 07:12:15 AM »

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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2023, 07:53:15 PM »

I caught this kokanee in the Cariboo on Sunday. Is it normal to find them this coloured up at this time of year? It was my first kokanee through the ice.
https://i.imgur.com/LuuADw2.jpg
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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2023, 09:59:36 AM »

I caught this kokanee in the Cariboo on Sunday. Is it normal to find them this coloured up at this time of year? It was my first kokanee through the ice.
https://i.imgur.com/LuuADw2.jpg

they spawn in the fall & die soon afterwards, so I wouldn't think so.
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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2023, 07:05:24 AM »

Unlike trout, stocked kokanee are usually diploid for better performance. They don't spawn in the lakes stocked if there's no habitat to do so. Usually they just get into that spawning phase and die without spawning eventually.

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Re: 2022/2023 Ice Fishing Reports
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2023, 02:17:08 PM »

Unlike trout, stocked kokanee are usually diploid for better performance. They don't spawn in the lakes stocked if there's no habitat to do so. Usually they just get into that spawning phase and die without spawning eventually.
Thanks Rod. Most of the Kokanee I've seen come through the ice (in pics and videos) have been bright silver. Wasn't sure if this was an anomoly or not.
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