Morice River Steelhead Trout: the 1976 and 1977 Sport Fishery and Life History Characteristics from Anglers' Catches

The Morice River, located in West-central British Columbia, is one of several Skeena River tributaries that support a late summer and fall sport fishery for steelhead trout. In response to declining angler success on the Morice over the past decade, an angler use and creel census was conducted in the autumn of 1976 and 1977 by the Fish and Wildlife Branch. The results of the survey will form the basis for future management decisions regarding the maintenance, or enhancement, of this important steelhead fishery. The objective of this study was to collect detailed information on angler origin and distribution in the fishery, catch, angling methods, fishing effort and life history of the Morice steelhead.

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Author Whately, M.R., Chudyk, W.E. and M.C. Morris
Data Steward BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Publication Year 1978