Gerrard Rainbow


Trout weighing as much as fifty pounds have been noted at the spawning grounds near the old townsite of Gerrard in the west Kootenay. There is a small but highly productive spawning site here and all the big rainbow from Kootenay Lake come here to spawn. But as we learned at the Kootenay Lake conference (see program 11 year 2) dams have caused a decline in nutrients in the lake and the big Gerrard rainbow - at the top of the food chain - are starting to decline in numbers and size. Again, lake fertilization is being talked about in the region.

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