Fishing rules change on Lake Pend Oreille

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by KREM.com & Cole Heath

KREM.com

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 8:13 PM

LAKE PEND OREILLE, Idaho -- New rules allow anglers in North Idaho to catch a species of fish that has not been touched in years.

For the first time since 1999, fisherman will be allowed to harvest kokanee in Lake Pend Oreille due to the success of a fish recovery plan.

Kokanee are a land-locked sockeye salmon that are found in many lakes and reservoirs across Idaho. The catch limit will be six kokanee per day starting in 2013.

Starting in 2013, it will be legal to harvest six kokanee in Lake Pend Oreille, a land-locked sockeye salmon that are found in many lakes and reservoirs across Idaho.

The changes come on the heels of a boost in the kokanee population, said Andy Dux, Idaho Fish and Game. Kokanee are at the highest levels since 1996.
 

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