FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — After the phenomenon known as ‘winter kill’ caused a number of fish to turn up dead in Inga Lake last Spring, the B.C. government says that the lake has since been replenished.
Spokesperson Gabrielle Price with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations says that Inga Lake is re-stocked with yearling Rainbow Trout on a yearly basis. In June, Price says that Inga Lake was stocked with 8,000 yearlings.
However, because of the earlier die-off, she added that the lake was also stocked with an additional 425 catchable sized Rainbow Trout. According to provincial restocking data, the 8,000 fish that were stocked in the lake is the same number of fish as last year, and slightly lower that in 2015, 2014, and 2013, when 10,000 fish were stocked in the lake each year.
Overall, the Ministry’s data does show that the number of fish on average being re-stocked in the lake has actually decreased in the past two years. On average, approximately 10,000 fish were re-stocked in the lake between 2008 and 2015. The yearly re-stocking data for Inga Lake can be found here: http://www.gofishbc.com/Stocked-Fish/Detailed-Report.aspx?wbid=00002UPCE&waterbody=INGA