• Fishing for Kokanee salmon on Lake Pend Oreille

    Lake Pend Oreille Kokanee Fishing Warms Up

    Kokanee fishing is finally beginning to pick up on Idaho’s largest body of water.

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    More Fish!

    Last Saturday’s Free Fishing Day gave many folks the chance to experience fishing for the first time. But the season has only just begun. So grab your license and gear and get out there!

  • Kokanee Kraze

    Come join Alan Geenhalgh - Owner of Kokabow Fishing Tackle, LLC as he shares his knowledge on targeting Kokanee. He will be accompanied by Regional Fisheries Biologists from IDFG who will be sharing information on management of Anderson Ranch Reservoir.

  • Priest Lake Kokanee Anglers Can Expect Status Quo

    Priest Lake anglers can expect Kokanee fishing to be similar to what they found last year. Idaho Fish and Game Kokanee monitoring efforts suggest Kokanee numbers remain low, but the fish that are caught should be good sized (likely 14-16"). Although a small increase in Kokanee abundance was observed between 2011 and 2013 in Priest Lake, the upward trend hasn't continued in recent years.

  • sockeye salmon, Eagle Hatchery,

    Fish and Game moves endangered sockeye to Springfield hatchery

    The adult sockeye are “captive broodstock” that have been reared at the Eagle Hatchery for spawning and increasing the sockeye population.

  • Lake Pend Oreille "State of the Lake" Public Meeting

    The Lake Pend Oreille "State of the Lake" public meeting is held annually.  This year the meeting is set for Thursday, March 30th.  Idaho Fish and Game staff will give a presentation summarizing fisheries information and activities related to the Lake Pend Oreille fishery from the past year. Time will be provided afterwards for question and answer.  Anyone interested in the Lake Pend Oreille fishery is encouraged to attend.  We hope to see you there.

    Meeting details are as follows:

    WHEN: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 from 6-8pm

  • Pink girl, black sled - ice fishing in Panhandle of Idaho

    Ice Fishing in the Panhandle

    Winter certainly has been cold and snowy in the Panhandle this year.  Shoveling snow and contending with slippery roads can make winter a less than pleasant time for many people.  Fortunately, the winter has also provided a good ice fishing season that many anglers have gotten out and enjoyed.  In fact, ice conditions this year have been better than normal.  Our coldest weather is likely behind us, but ice fishing could hold up for a while if the weather cooperates.  If ice fishing is something you enjoy or maybe want to give a try, consider taking advantage of the opportunity before it fad

  • Sockeye roundup 2016

    Sockeye roundup ends a long journey and helps ensure the next generation

    It wasn’t your typical Idaho roundup; there were no horses, cowboys, or even cows, but it was important for one of Idaho’s most valuable wildlife species: sockeye salmon. 

  • Kokanee salmon / Image by Joseph Tomelleri

    Don’t wait on Dworshak kokanee

    Anglers should be excited about what was discovered during Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s recent kokanee survey of Dworshak Reservoir – fish are stacking up in the upper reservoir and their size is quite appealing.     

    The larger fish have begun their migration up the reservoir as they prepare to spawn.  The highest densities of kokanee were found from Gold Creek to well above Grandad Bridge.


Oncorhynchus nerka

IDAPA Classification: Endangered, Game Fish
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