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Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) swimming in the Bighorn Creek, in the Wigwam River drainage in British Columbia. This is one of the last, best places for spawning of the vulnerable (ICUN) and federally-threatened bull trout, and is part of the Kootenay River system, which sees an annual migration of bull trout from Lake Koocanusa, some fifty miles away. The fish prefer very cold water of 40 degrees or so in order to spawn, and the springs in this area provide that. Ram Creek flows into the Wigwam, and between the two of them they support some 5,000 bull trout.

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Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) swimming in the Bighorn Creek, in the Wigwam River drainage in British Columbia. This is one of the last, best places for spawning of the vulnerable (ICUN) and federally-threatened bull trout, and is part of the Kootenay River system, which sees an annual migration of bull trout from Lake Koocanusa, some fifty miles away. The fish prefer very cold water of 40 degrees or so in order to spawn, and the springs in this area provide that.

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in Bighorn Creek which is part of the Kootenay river system in British Columbia, Canada. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A fisherman in the Bighorn (Ram) Creek, part of the Kootenay River system in British Columbia, Canada.

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in Bighorn Creek which is part of the Kootenay river system in British Columbia, Canada. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A juvenile bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A juvenile bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A juvenile bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A juvenile bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A juvenile bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A juvenile bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A juvenile bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A juvenile bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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