There* is an abundance of salmon in Osoyoos Lake this year and one group the Okanagan Nation Alliance is controlling the amount that will spawn high up the river chain in a number of lakes like Vasuex, Skaha and Okanagan.
ODN was told by one that the craft looked out of place on a recreational/tourist lake – but this year many fishing boats in evidence on the north end of the lake where the fish wait for the right time and temperature to head north and procreate the gravel bottom of the natural river.
Most of the Okanagan River from Okanagan Lake to Osoyoos lake is a channel not a natural river – there are just a few spots where fish like to spawn.
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2020 Salmon Fishing in Osoyoos Lake LAST DAY September 7
Okanagan Sockeye will be entering the Okanagan River to spawn in mid-September. This notice announces the closure of the Osoyoos Lake Sockeye Fisher.
Effective one hour after sunset on September 7, 2020 Sockeye salmon fishing is closed in Osoyoos Lake.