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#1 User is offline   doug Icon

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:41 PM

what are good for bull trout?
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:00 PM

View Postdoug, on 29 December 2011 - 01:41 PM, said:

what are good for bull trout?


Clean streams, lots of food and no fisherman!

What is good to CATCH bull trout would be anything large and animated close to the bottom in spots bull trout are likely to be, tailouts, log jams, etc. Try big whooly buggers, any streamers although they seem partial to clipped muddlers, or spoons and spinners if hardware be your thing.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:28 AM

All streams and some sloughs north of the Fraser have bulls, I've caught them in almost all of them. Admittedly I have caught most as by-catch hunting cutthroat but they are always a welcome surprise.
Rivers like the Squamish, Mamquam, and Cheakamus/tribs they are the target fish as well as systems like the upper Pitt along with the odd rainbow and steelhead. The lower Pitt river sloughs hold bunches of them at different times of year as well as the smaller systems after salmon spawning - they gorge on flesh and eggs, and patterns should reflect that. All the smaller rivers aroung the Poco area have them as well after spawning season, they move in from the Fraser to the source of feed (salmon flesh).
IF the temps ever drop the Fraser itself can be good for them as well, though I've never connected with any I know guys that do quite well for them with spoons and the like.
Harrison Lake bull trout:
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Coupla Harrison River bulls:
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Upper Pitt bullies:
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Squish bull:
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Of course the Skagit river is a GREAT bull trout destination:
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All river systems will have at least a few bulls in them, give it a try!! All the above fish were taken with a fly. :)

The fish above were taken in all different manners of fly presentaion from streamers and intruders to caddis patterns and egg imitations.
Squamish - sculpins/eggs/flesh
Skagit - streamers/dead drifted flies/dries(occaisionally)
Harrison lake/river - streamers
Upper Pitt - intruders and sculpins.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:40 PM

Bull Trout are some of the prettiest fish
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