At Ross Reservoir, from June 14 to October 31, 1985, angler effort was estimated at 65,673 hours (14,550 days). An estimated 21,979 rainbow trout were caught, of which 83% were harvested. The estimated total catch of Dolly Varden char, brook trout and cutthroat trout was 2,065, 421 and 24, respectively. Angler effort at Ross Reservoir was greatest during the opening week of the fishery; angler catch rates were high during the opening week and in October.
At the Canadian Skagit and Sumallo rivers, from June 14 to September 30, 1985, angler effort was estimated at 16,548 hours (4,142 days). An estimated 3,579 rainbow trout were caught, of which 2,307 (65%) were harvested. The estimated total catch of Dolly Varden char, brook trout and cutthroat trout was 56, 87 and 0, respectively. Angler effort was heaviest during June, particularly on opening weekend.
Rainbow trout tagging studies showed that only a portion of the migratory reservoir stock remained in the Skagit River to contribute to the fishery in 1985.
Scott, K. J., Peterson, G. R.
Howard Paish and Associates Ltd.. 1986. Angler Catch and Use Survey of Ross Reservoir and the Canadian Skagit River, 1985. B. C. Ministry of Environment. Lower Mainland Regional Fisheries Report. LM-102