Plummer, Idaho - The Coeur d’Alene Tribe Fisheries Program and Idaho Department of Fish and Game will hold a public meeting in Plummer on Tuesday, March 26 to discuss a new project designed to reduce northern pike abundance in the southern end of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The project goal is to boost survival of native lake-run cutthroat trout by reducing predation from northern pike. The project will be funded and conducted by the Tribe while Fish and Game biologists will assist with monitoring project results.
Congratulations to Mark Mills of Spokane, Washington for reeling in Idaho's latest catch-and-release record Northern Pike. Mills landed this 46-inch monster while fishing Coeur d'Alene Lake on November 3, 2018. Before releasing the trophy pike, Mills weighed the fish on a digital scale at 32 pounds!
A complete list of both Certified Weight and Catch/Release state record fish and how to apply is available on the state record fish webpage.
Biologists with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and Coeur d’Alene Tribe are resuming efforts to give cutthroat trout a better chance of survival in Coeur d’Alene Lake.
North Idaho angler Scott Kerns now holds the Idaho catch-and-release record with a 44-inch northern pike.
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
Idaho Fish and Game continues to work with the Coeur d'Alene tribe in order to boost cutthroat populations.
You can read about the efforts from Rich Lander's article in the Spokesman Review.
You can also watch this video of similar efforts at nearby Killarney Lake from 2015.