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  • Eagle numbers down sharply on Lake Cd’A

    The annual gathering of bald eagles that feast on spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d’Alene is getting off to a slow start.


  • Kokanee migration begins on Colville National Forest

    Thousands of kokanee salmon are running up Harvey Creek, a tributary of Sullivan Lake on the Colville National Forest.


  • Plan allows more lake fluctuation

    Lake Pend Oreille’s water levels will fluctuate by as much as 5 feet this winter, allowing federal agencies more flexibility in managing electricity generation throughout the Columbia River hydropower system. …


  • Huge rainbow trout pigging out in Clearwater’s North Fork

    There are some huge fish lurking in the North Fork Clearwater River below Dworshak Dam, and they aren’t steelhead or salmon. A few anglers have hooked into absurdly fat rainbow …


  • Kokanee are back at CDA

    Take it from the record number of bald eagles that gathered to feast on spawning salmon this winter: Kokanee have made a comeback at Lake Coeur d’Alene. The turn-around has …


  • 2010 was the year of the lunker for anglers

    Big runs of salmon and steelhead moved upstream to delight Inland Northwest anglers again in 2010, but other big fish stories stood out, including a world-record kokanee, record surges of …


  • Bounty draws eagles

    It’s 7 a.m., and six bald eagles are circling over Wolf Lodge Bay. In the weak winter light, the snowy landscape has the starkness of a black-and-white photograph. The eagles …


  • IDFG to explain Dworshak nutrient program

    A possible lawsuit is prompting Idaho Fish and Game Department biologists and the U .S. Army Corps of Engineers to justify a nutrient enhancement effort in Dworshak Reservoir even though …


  • Wallowa kokanee no shrimp

    North Idaho anglers have to be scratching their heads over the unofficial world-record 9.67-pound kokanee caught in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Lake on Sunday. This fish, the latest in a series …


  • Kokanee in Wallowa Lake thrive

    North Idaho anglers have to be scratching their heads over the unofficial world-record 9.67-pound kokanee caught in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Lake on Sunday. This fish, the latest in a series …


  • Clearwater REVIVAL

    Dworshak Reservoir is the best thing that never quite lived up to its promise to Clearwater County, Idaho. But a weekly dab of fertilizer is growing more incentive for anglers …


  • Dworshak new hot spot

    Dworshak Reservoir is emerging as a top destination for kokanee anglers this year. More than a million fish are in the current two-year-old year class targeted by anglers – that’s …


  • Wallowa Lake produces record kokanee

    A lake near enterprise is producing kokanee — land-locked sockeye salmon — big enough to be prizes even for saltwater fishermen.


  • Lake Pend Oreille levels to increase

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin refilling Lake Pend Oreille to summer levels beginning today.


  • Researchers track Roosevelt’s kokanee, sturgeon and walleyes

    Anglers aren’t the only people stalking fish in Lake Roosevelt. Researchers have several projects under way in the 130-mile-long reservoir using radio telemetry to plot movements of kokanee, walleye and …


  • Unwanted trout

    HOPE, Idaho – Working shoulder-to-shoulder aboard a commercial gillnetter, Paul Saunders and his crew plucked fish from a 900-foot net, deftly untangling snared gills and thrashing tails from the mesh. …


  • Lake could fluctuate by 5 feet

    Lake Pend Oreille’s water levels could fluctuate by up to 5 feet this winter. The change would allow Albeni Falls Dam to produce more electricity, but it also is likely …


  • Lake Pend Oreille winter levels could fluctuate

    Lake Pend Oreille’s water levels could fluctuate by up to five feet this winter. The change would allow Albeni Falls Dam to produce more electricity, but it also is likely …


  • Out & About

    Purple mountains majesty prevails OUTPICK – Honestly, it made us sad last week to see the bounty of huckleberries going unpicked along good hiking trails north of Lake Pend Oreille …


  • Rainbow trout carry pot of gold

    Some lucky angler could pull a rainbow trout worth $1,000 out of Lake Pend Oreille this summer. Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently implanted micro-tags into the heads of …


  • Bounty out for Lake Pend Oreille rainbow trout

    Some lucky angler could pull a rainbow trout worth $1,000 out of Lake Pend Oreille this summer. Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently implanted micro-tags into the heads of …


  • Check out these kokanee hot spots

    Kokanee are king to many anglers, and the Inland Northwest still has a few hot spots to catch them. Lake Coeur d’Alene should provide good fishing this year coming off …


  • Mackinaw harvest gives kokanee shot at comeback

    At the Bonner County Food Bank, director Alice Wallace sets no limits on mackinaw. During spring and late summer, needy families help themselves to packages of fish from a freezer …


  • Lakebed will be ready just in time for spawning

    BAYVIEW, Idaho – Just in the nick of time, Lake Pend Oreille’s kokanee salmon should again have a clean bed of gravel for fall egg-laying. The gravel beds and tens …


  • Kokanee spawning bed plan in works

    Silt smothering a kokanee salmon spawning bed on Lake Pend Oreille will be vacuumed in coming weeks in hopes of restoring the gravelly site before any egg-laden fish return this …