Scuitto Lake Rainbow Trout Quota

Regulation Number: 
2023-03-01
Status: 
Proposed
Region: 
Region 3 - Thompson
MU: 
3-20
Regulation Type: 
Quota
Species: 
Rainbow Trout
Closing Date: 
January 6, 2023 at midnight
Decision Statement: 

Pending

Current Regulations: 

Rainbow trout daily quota = 2

Proposed Regulations: 

Remove Scuitto Lake from the Water Specific Regulations. Increase in rainbow trout quota to 5 (regional quota).

Rationale: 

Scuitto Lake currently has high densities of Rainbow Trout that have naturally recruited in Campbell Lake and emigrated downstream. Trout body size and condition has declined as a result. Higher harvest rates of trout will restore and improve trout size and condition in Scuitto Lake.

Additional Information: 

Both stock assessment and anecdotal reports from anglers have shown that trout size and condition have declined significantly in Scuitto Lake. Angler harvest of trout should remedy the current situation. The current population of trout at Scuitto Lake are originally from hatchery stock that have become naturalized in the lake but at higher than desirable densities. There are no conservation concerns associated with this change