Bull Trout can occur in four different life history forms: stream resident, fluvial (move from stream to larger rivers for juvenile rearing), adfluvial (mature in lakes but migrate up streams to spawn) and anadromous. COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Bull Trout Salvelinus confluentus in Canada - 2012 Habitat Habitat Requirements General. Bull trout normally reach sexual maturity in 4 to 7 years and may live longer than 12 years. As with most large fish, bull trout get that way by eating other fish. When the species mingle, bull trout lose. Bull trout-size fish were regularly observed near the entrance, with greater abundances on the deep camera than on the shallow camera. In waters with adfluvial bulls coming up out of reservoirs it’s a different story. Bull Trout are technically members of the Genus Char and the Family Salmonidae, a family that contains trout, char, salmon, grayling and whitefish.

EXPLORE. 2003). The Bull Trout is a cold water species generally found in water below 18°C, but most commonly in temperatures less than about 12°C (Dunham et al. Present the fly broadside first. When it comes to fly size, often the fly would become too large and cumbersome to cast before it would be too large for a bull trout to eat. See more ideas about Fly tying, Streamers, Trout. The bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) is a char of the family Salmonidae native to northwestern North America. Dam 5 to Stump Hole notes: -Surveyed by Cooper, Nelle and Hall from 1215 to 1415 hours. They prefer water temperature below 64°F and warmer than 40°F/5°C. 3. Bull trout are incredibly aggressive, but there are always ways you can make yourself more effective in both hooking and landing them. 1 Gear. Brookies reproduce earlier, are more prolific, and slowly replace bull trout. In the case of the Arrow Lakes, the food of choice is kokanee and these piscivorous predators can grow to … Jun 10, 2017 - Explore Mike Willcox's board "Large streamers for bull trout and other "river sharks"", followed by 110 people on Pinterest. Bull trout are a rather specialized and highly predatory species of char and may display stream resident, fluvial, lacustrine (adfluvial) or anadromous life histories.

The size and age of bull trout at maturity depends upon life history strategy. You combine their size with their aggression makes for an epic smash of your fly and fight which sometimes ends a couple of pools downstream. The first three forms are common throughout the Canadian range. Additionally, greater abundances were observed during the hours of sunlight than were observed during the night. Bull trout are the predator of the system, often caught using large streamer patterns in deep tanks and pools. EXPLORE. 200mm), 1 pikeminnow (size 450mm) and 74 bull trout (size range: 200mm – 710mm). Spey tackle is excellent for swinging flies to bull trout.

It’s safe to say that the sweet spot is around 55°F to 64°F/12°C to 18°C.