Bull trout is a member of the char family, and is a favourite target among fly anglers due to their size, fight and aggressiveness. Bull trout is a species that was threatened by overfishing for decades and finally making a recovery due to protective regulations. This is due to late maturity and low reproductive rates, which makes bull trout a very vulnerable species. Fishing for bull trout has made an extremely strong come back, in the form of catch and release. The bull trout is an anadromous cold water species of trout found in lakes, rivers and streams of British Columbia. Bull trout prefer habitats that provide clean gravel beds, deep cool pools with cover such as logs and branches They are extremely aggressive feeders that feed on other fish and will readily hit lures, flies or bait, however do keep in mind that in BC all bull trout must be released. Bull trout reside in the five large river systems in BC: Fraser canyon, Fraser river, Lillooet River, Squamish river and Skagit river. Bull trout have a greyish green body speckled with white and pink spots that run along their sides, with large broad heads, a slimmer snake-like body and white edges along the lower fins. They can grow as large as 30lbs in some cases with the average size between 2 to 3lbs.