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Pend Oreille "State of the Lake" fisheries meeting Feb. 22

The survival rate of young kokanee rose in Lake Pend Oreille last year after a program was launched to pull more of the predatory mackinaws from the lake. In this Spokesman-Review file photo, a kokanee swims up Wolf Lodge Creek near Lake Coeur d'Alene.  (The Spokesman-Review)
The survival rate of young kokanee rose in Lake Pend Oreille last year after a program was launched to pull more of the predatory mackinaws from the lake. In this Spokesman-Review file photo, a kokanee swims up Wolf Lodge Creek near Lake Coeur d'Alene. (The Spokesman-Review)

FISHING — The Lake Pend Oreille Fishery Recovery Task Force and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will update the status of trout and kokanee in Lake Pend Oreille at the annual “State of the Lake” public meeting next week.

to discuss the status of fish populations in Lake Pend Oreille, the progress of the fishery recovery effort, and potential rule changes for 2013. 

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 22 at the Ponderay Events Center by the Bonner Mall north of Sandpoint. 

Wisconsin-based lake trout expert Mike Hansen will offer his perspective on the progress of the program to control lake trout and restore the Pend Oreilee kokanee fishery. 

Presentations will summarize the 2011 predator removal efforts, including lake trout netting, telemetry, and the Angler Incentive Program, and the response of the lake’s fishery to the recovery effort. 

Info: (208) 769-1414. 




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