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

The steelhead population of Lakelse River is a major part of the recreational sport fishing opportunity for residents of the Terrace area as well as for visitors from around the world. Compared to other streams in the Terrace area, such as the Zymoetz and Kitsumkalum, the Lakelse is a relatively warm water river with good access, and offers high quality angling throughout most of the year. Lakelse Lake acts to stabilize the water levels and discharges water of relatively good clarity, even when other local rivers are turbid. These factors make the Lakelse an especially productive and important resource. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of data currently available on Lakelse 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