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Video helps anglers connect with North Idaho pike study

Todd Klement of Spokane caught this 23-pound northern pike and released it while fishing the south end of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Klement said he generally has his best pike fishing of the year around the first of October. 
 (Duane Wiles)
Todd Klement of Spokane caught this 23-pound northern pike and released it while fishing the south end of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Klement said he generally has his best pike fishing of the year around the first of October. (Duane Wiles)

FISHING -- A northern pike monitoring project on Idaho Panhandle waters helps biologists work to strike a balance between the species popularity with anglers as well as the toothy predator's potential to impact other fish species if its numbers are not kept in balance.

Fish and Game biologists keep regular tabs on northern pike populations in various North Idaho lakes.

A new video posted on the Fish and Game website shows how anglers help with northern pike population surveys through Fish and Game’s “Tag You’re It” program.

The video, filmed at Killarney Lake, also includes a demonstration on how to fillet a pike, which makes excellent table fare.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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