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Steven Benson shows off two of more than 2,200 lake trout he, Mike, left, and Jerry (not pictured) have caught during Spring Mack Days. Their father started the three boys fishing on Flathead in the 1960s. Missoulian (VINCE DEVLIN Missoulian)

Mercury warning issued for Flathead lake trout

FISHING -- After years of trying to convince anglers to catch and kill more mackinaw, this... Montana, CSKT issue warnings on mercury levels in Flathead Lake trout The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks issued consumption advisories for lake trout...

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MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013


Quinn Kopczynski, 7, of Spokane needed help from his father, Chris Kopczynski, last summer (2005)to lift this huge 38 1/2 inch long mackinaw. Quinn caught the mack at Priest Lake while trolling using a spining rod and six-pound test line. 
 (Photo courtesy of Chris Kopczynski / The Spokesman-Review)

Anglers divided on macks or kokes at Priest Lake 

FISHING – As a divisive debate on managing nonnative lake trout with native cutthroats and popular kokanee at Priest Lake continues, Idaho Fish and Game officials will hold a public meeting Thursday (Feb. 28) in Priest River. Biologists will present their evaluation of the fisheries...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013

Phil Colyar poses with his state record mackinaw as it's weighed on the certified baby scale at the Lake Chelan Community Hospital on Feb. 4, 2013. (Courtesy photo)

Record mackinaw handled like a baby

FISHING -- Getting a record fish weighed and verified isn't as easy as one might think. Certified scales are rare. Fish quickly begin loosing ounces after they are killed. Phil Coylar of Wenatchee got some great advice as he came to the dock at Lake...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 2013

FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 2013

Commercial gillnetters will be employed in March-May, 2013, to help sample the Priest Lake mackinaw population for a research project involving Idaho Fish and Game, the Kalispel Tribe and University of Idaho College of Natural Resources. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

Lake trout to be netted for study at Priest Lake

FISHING – Coinciding with a debate about future management of the Priest Lake mackinaw fishery, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is joining a comprehensive study of the lake trout population. The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources and the Kalispel Tribe will...

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