April 17, 1997

Talks On N. Idaho Fishing Regulations Near


Proposals to change the catch limit for Priest Lake mackinaw will highlight public meetings next month on North Idaho fishing regulations.

The meetings are likely to be scheduled for late May or early June to get comments on regulations that could be adopted for 1998.

“One main area to resolve will be the existing regulations at Priest Lake,” said Ned Horner, Idaho Fish and Game Department regional fisheries manager in Coeur d’Alene.

“Currently, the trout limit is three fish, none of which can be 26 to 32 inches long and only one over 32 inches,” said Horner.

Horner called the rule confusing and too liberal. “We’re seeing overharvest which leads to smaller lake trout every year,” he said.

, DataTimes

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