Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Catch Fish - Get Paid
The state of Idaho is offering a bounty of $10 for each lake trout or rainbow trout over 12 inches taken from Lake Pend Oreille. This is part of an effort to save the last remaining Kokanee in the fishery. In the past state officials had hired commercial fishermen to trap the offending trout but have found financially motivated recreational anglers to be much better at the task.
"Kokanee are in trouble and we need every last angler to double their efforts to turn this thing around," Ned Horner, regional fisheries manager for Fish and Game, told the Bonner Daily Bee.
Maybe if all else fails Orvis could spend their $100,000 from the previous post to fund a similar scheme on the Battenkill.