Kokanee Salmon

Kokanee Salmon

Kokanee, a landlocked strain of Sockeye salmon, are distributed throughout the province, often sharing the same lakes as Rainbow trout. They are most abundant in the Thompson-Okanagan, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast and Kootenay regions, and the present world record of 4.2 kg (9.2 lb) was taken from Okanagan Lake in 1988. Although some fly fishers successfully target Kokanee, most are caught by trolling with small lures.