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Trout expert speaks about Lake Pend Oreille

An Idaho Fish and Game biologist holds a mackinaw in 2003. Kokanee survival rates in Lake Pend Oreille improved as mackinaw were harvested  last year. (File / The Spokesman-Review)
An Idaho Fish and Game biologist holds a mackinaw in 2003. Kokanee survival rates in Lake Pend Oreille improved as mackinaw were harvested last year. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

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

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

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

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

Info: (208) 769-1414.




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