• 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.

  • Idaho sockeye at Eagle Hatchery in Eagle, Idaho.

    Sockeye run to Sawtooth Basin already tops last year's total

    River temperatures became lethal by mid summer last year, so fisheries managers trapped 35 sockeye at Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River to supplement the 56 that made the full migration to Stanley.

  • Sockeye Salmon
  • Idaho sockeye at Eagle Hatchery in Eagle, Idaho.

    Biologists are keeping a watchful eye on sockeye migration

    Rivers are currently cool enough for fish, but that could change.

  • Kokanee salmon caught on Lake Pend Oreille

    2016 Lake Pend Oreille Kokanee Outlook

    Early indications from the Lake Pend Oreille kokanee fishery suggest fishing has been pretty good (and sometimes red hot).  Even better, the fish are shaping up to be on the bigger side for Pend Oreille this year. 


Oncorhynchus nerka

IDAPA Classification: Endangered, Game Fish
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