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State to pay Idaho anglers for predator trout

Updated: September 19, 2006, 6:20 PM ET
By Associated Press — Sept. 19, 2006

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — An angler's dream has become reality in northern Idaho: get paid to go fishing.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is offering a $10 bounty for each rainbow or lake trout from Lake Pend Oreille that measures more than 12 inches.

The abundant, predatory trout are eating the last remaining kokanee in the lake. Recently, kokanee, a small freshwater salmon, have diminished in northern Idaho, succumbing to the bigger fish.

"Kokanee are in trouble ...

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