Each fall, many of our rivers in the interior of BC see healthy runs of Sockeye & Chinook salmon that make the journey from the ocean to their home river to spawn and eventually die. This not only provides a huge amount of nutrients to our rivers, but also the resident and adfluvial trout and char that reside in these waters.
Usually once November rolls around, trout will slowly begin to turn off of eating eggs but still willingly grab pieces of decayed flesh tumbling down the river. Though it’s not an appetizing thought to you or I, it provides a huge amount of nutrients to get them through the winter. Flesh is usually the first thing I will fish through a run in the months of November through January.