23 February 2011

Chilko Trout Genetics

Did you know the Chilko River Rainbows are genetically identifical to the Chilko River Steelhead? Did you know that they are actually steelhead that decided to choose Chilko as their home instead of going to the ocean? You know what they say, "you can be a big fish in a little pond, or a little fish in a big pond". I guess the Chilko Steelhead decided to be a big fish in Chilko River and Lake, instead of a little fish in the ocean.

Did you know that there are three different rainbow species in the Chilko River. One species is the Chilko landlocked Steelhead, one species is from Tsuniah Lake dropping down the Tsuniahs Creek into Chilko Lake, one species is the resident Chilko Rainbow Trout that mostly lives in the river…