Lake Trout

Lake Trout

Salvelinus namaycush

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    Fishing forecast for lake trout in Priest Lake

    May 25, 2021 - 5:12 PM MDT

    Lake trout have been the primary target of anglers on Priest Lake for many years. Typically, this fishery provides good catch rates and a harvest opportunity for lake trout that are mostly 16-24 inches in size. However, recent angler reports suggest lower catch rates for lake trout than in the past. Check out our fishing forecast to learn what anglers can expect on Priest Lake and discovery why the fishery is changing. 

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    Idaho, Utah wildlife agencies to conduct lake trout research project on Bear Lake

    April 26, 2021 - 3:50 PM MDT

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in cooperation with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will be taking a close look at the 20-year-old lake trout stocking program in Bear Lake.  And, in conjunction, Fish and Game will be transferring 400 sterile lake trout from Bear Lake to Stanley Lake in Idaho. 

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    Lake trout netting in Upper Priest Lake resumes May 11

    May 4, 2020 - 2:24 PM MDT

    Fishery management of Upper Priest Lake has focused on conserving native fish for much of its management history. Annual removal of lake trout has been a component of that management approach for 20 years. Bull trout have responded well with increasing numbers. Other fish, like westslope cutthroat trout are also showing signs of improvement.

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    Payette Lake produces monster Lake Trout

    August 3, 2018 - 2:47 PM MDT

    Angler's 41.5-inch lake trout sets new state catch-and-release record

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    Lake Pend Oreille Walleye Update

    July 3, 2018 - 3:57 PM MDT