Fussee Lake

Regulation Number: 
2023-04-01
Status: 
Proposed
Region: 
Region 4 - Kootenay
MU: 
4-22
Regulation Type: 
Season
Species: 
All species
Closing Date: 
January 6, 2023 at midnight
Decision Statement: 

Pending

Current Regulations: 

No Fishing – this lake has been closed to fishing due to illegal introduction of bass

Proposed Regulations: 

Re-open lake

Remove all wording from water-specific regulations table in the synopsis, default to regional regulations.

Rationale: 

Following provincial policy, Fussee Lake was closed to angling after illegal largemouth bass introduction. Fussee Lake winter killed during the winters of 2020-21 and/or 2021-22and the bass are no longer present. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC stocked Fussee Lake with westslope cutthroat trout in May 2022. 

Additional Information: 

There are no fish conservation issues related to Fussee Lake (stocked lake). Numerous assessments (gill net, visual observation, minnow trapping, angling) confirm absence of bass. etc.