A quantity of native youngersters gained good prizes Inside The autumn youngsters’ derby draw of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program (KLAIP).
The youngsters submitted Rainbow or Bull trout heads that they caught on The primary physique of Kootenay Lake and have been eligible to win Pelican Magna kayaks, Kokanee Mountain Zipline Tour packages, or fishing gear.
Ty Walker of Fruitvale, who fishes Collectively with his grandfather, gained A toddler-measurementd kayak.
Lemon Wyttig of Wynndel additionally gained a kayak. Completely different winners are presently being contacted.
The Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program (KLAIP) has been prolonged to Might 2022 with month-to-month prizes and grand prize attracts for Kootenay Lake fishers. Anglers of all ages are inspired To reap Rainbow and Bull trout in The primary physique of Kootenay Lake After which flip Inside the heads to Definitely one Of 4 depots to enter month-to-month attracts for prizes worth $1,000, and final grand prize attracts.
The subsequent grand prize draw for a Polaris Sportsman Quad and the 3-Evening time-primarytain For two at Coastal Springs Float Lodge Shall be early November. Trout heads Want to be submitted by October 31, 2021 to be eligible.
The rationale for the KLAIP is to assist the reflip to a extra healthful predator-prey stability Inside the lake. The KLAIP encourages anglers to get out fishing To assist scale again the over-plentiful Rainbow and Bull trout, promoting a extra healthful stability between the endangered prey fish, kokanee, and their predators, the trout.
Gerrard Rainbow and Bull trout populations have elevated Tons in Kootenay Lake that their predation had pressured kokanee to shut to extinction; consequently, the predators have decreased in measurement and situation significantly.
The Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program is managed by the native West Arm Outdoors Membership with assist from B.C. Wildlife Federation, Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, Habitat Conservation Notion Basis, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Pure Useful resource Operations and Rural Enchancment (FLNORD), Jones Boys Boats of Woodbury Creek And a quantity of other native retailers from round Kootenay Lake.
More information on the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program: https://bcwf.bc.ca/kootenay-lake-angler-incentive-program/
Ty Walker of Fruitvale stands beside his new kayak after worthwhile Inside the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program. — Submitted photograph