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Dolly Varden in Alberta (Salvelinus Malma)

Dolly Varden

Dolly Varden Identification

  1. silvery with an olive-green/brown color on the back
  2. numerous red to orange spots on their sides

Dolly Varden Description

Dolly varden were illegally introduced to Alberta and are only found in Chester Lake and its tributaries. Although it is not a game fish of Alberta, they are still regulated to a possession limit of 2.

Quick Facts About Dolly Varden

  • Zones: ES1
  • Diet: insects, other fish, fish eggs
  • Habitat: cool waters, rivers, deep clean lakes
  • Breeding: early fall
  • Life Span: 15 years