Kitsumkalum River Steelhead: Summary of Current Data and Status Review, 1997

The steelhead population of Kitsumkalum River forms a major part of the recreational sport fishing opportunity for residents of the Terrace area as well as for visitors from around the world. The Kitsumkalum is a relatively cold water river with reasonably good access that offers high quality angling. Kitsumkalum Lake acts to stabilize the water levels in the mainstem river. The presence of glacial flour makes the waters relatively turbid throughout most of the year. Factors such as easy access throughout most of the year, relatively high angler effort, a guided recreational fishery and continued forestry development activities in the watershed make it important that the steelhead population and habitat be carefully monitored to allow intervention if there are significant changes. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of data currently available on Kitsumkalum River steelhead and to provide suggestions for protection of this resource and for improvements in the information base for fisheries management.

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Author Grieve, G.D. and D. Webb
Data Steward BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Publication Year 1999