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  • Sockeye salmon gathering to spawn

    Two sockeye returned to Stanley Basin, the first of the 2017 run

    Through Aug. 2, 225 sockeye have crossed Lower Granite Dam about 30 miles downstream from Lewiston. That’s the last dam salmon cross before reaching Idaho, and after crossing it, the fish still have to swim about 400 miles to return to their spawning grounds in the Stanley. 

  • Lake Trout

    Fishing at Priest Lake is at a crossroads

    Fish and Game is hosting three public meetings in July about the future of fishing at Priest Lake,  as well as doing an anglers' survey and public opinion poll in late summer or fall. 

  • Public meetings set to consider Priest Lake fishery management

    Fishing has long been one of the main attractions on Priest Lake and Upper Priest Lake. However, fishing at these scenic lakes has changed a great deal over time.

    Historically, the fishery was supported by three native sport fish, westslope cutthroat trout, bull trout, and mountain whitefish. Fishing for cutthroat was the most popular throughout the early 20th century.

  • 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

Kokanee

Oncorhynchus nerka

IDAPA Classification: Endangered, Game Fish
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