FISHING – The limit of kokanee anglers can catch at Lake Pend Oreille has been increased from 8 to 15.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved the increase at a meeting in Lewiston Thursday, effective immediately.
Increasing the catch limit is a signal that fish managers believe the kokanee have made a remarkable recovery from near collapse 14 years ago. Costly efforts to reduce the invasion of lake trout starting in 2006 allowed the kokanee to make a comeback.
Kokanee fishing on the lake was closed in 1999 and reopened in 2013.