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Bull Trout in Alberta (Salvelinus Confluentus)

Bull Trout

Bull Trout Identification

  1. No black spots on dorsal fin
  2. large head/mouth
  3. fins have white leading edges
  4. Pale yellow or cream colored spots
  5. dark/olive green back

Bull Trout Description

Bull trout are native to the province and the official fish of Alberta. They are currently an at-risk species of fish and are strictly protected by a 0 keep limit across the province. They are lightly stocked and found in a few locations in the Eastern Slopes of Alberta.

Quick Facts About Bull Trout

  • Zones: ES1, ES2, ES4 | BNF, JSP, WTL
  • Diet: opportunist feeders, insects, shrimp, snails, leeches other fish, fish eggs
  • Habitat: deep cold water, lakes, large rivers
  • Breeding: early fall
  • Alberta Record: 17lb 15oz
  • Life Span: 15 years
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