Comox Lake Cutthroat Trout Study

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by Scorpiofisher, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. Scorpiofisher

    Scorpiofisher New Member

    Just a heads-up for those that fish Comox Lake. A reward is being offered for those who catch a tagged fish. This is part of a research project looking at cutthroat trout in Comox Lake. Tags are a small coloured spaghetti type tag. Anglers are requested to keep the tag in order to verify the fish that was caught. You can simply clip the tag off the fish (using nail clippers or scissors) if you wish to release the fish, or if the fish is not allowed to be harvested. There is a tag number and phone number on each tag. Simply phone in the tag number and a gift certificate to one of the local fishing shops will be provided. Some fish are tagged with high reward tags of $100.00.

    See media post below.

    http://www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/19360/research-project-done-cutthroat-trout-comox-lake/

    Spread the word. Thanks for helping out. Cheers.
     
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  2. Scorpiofisher

    Scorpiofisher New Member

    Here is an example picture of a tagged cutthroat.
     

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  3. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    I have a friend of the family who's been fishing there for close to 70 years I'd bet, he has a cabin there. He's got pictures of fish from days of yore hanging up in that cabin that would make your hair stand on end. Some real beauties. I will pass the word to him.
     
  4. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

    Went to comox lk. 231 5 at 242 .Fought strong and upon getting hook out one picture .He was a wiggly one ,as he swam away I said "theres a tag in the dorsal".On belief my friend checked zoom on camra picture and showed me .I ask did I just catch a 7# unicorn? Tagged_Fish_2_17_2018.png Tagged_Fin.jpg
     
  5. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

    How in heck can you read the # of the tag in the slot frame of time too release a fish ? My lotto ticket is still out their unclaimed as of today. First fish from that body of water since november .Seen others catch fish in that time not me.good luck everyone who tries .today a 14' boat would have a hard time getting back from crooked legs riv.
     
  6. Scorpiofisher

    Scorpiofisher New Member

    If you weren't planning to keep the fish, or it wasn't legal to harvest, you could simply just cut the tag off with nail clippers or scissors. The tag is needed for the reward as proof of catch.
     
  7. rockdog

    rockdog Well-Known Member

    I have a friend heading up there to fish the lake. What number do you call if he catches one?
     
  8. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the planning rock dog.I am color blind red green and starting blue so the tagg did not stand out till I seen the hoop tag swimming away.jamison@bccf.com they (bccf) do not want to give to much information on fish to to be tagged and how the tagged fish are released.My fish was 7# and tagged 2 years or less .
     
  9. rockdog

    rockdog Well-Known Member

    Okay FC, thanks for the info. 7# is certainly a beauty! I will pass along the email to my friend and he can email the guy at bccf and get some info.His trip is still a few weeks away.
     

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