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A little about

Lake Pend Orielle

Lake Pend Oreille
Lake Pend Oreille (Pronounced pond-duh-ray) is the largest natural body of fresh water in Idaho and one of the largest in the Western United States. The lake's name is derived from an Indian Tribe called Pend Orielles by early French trappers because they wore pendant ornaments in their ear lobes.

In 1995, Jim Eversole caught the largest game fish ever taken from Lake Pend Oreille, a 43 lb. 6 oz. mackinaw also known as the lake trout. The lake also claims the world record for a rainbow trout, a 37-pounder caught in 1947 by Wes Hamlet.

Lake Pend Oreille is almost 50 miles long! There is a wide variety of fish available including  kamloops, whitefish, cutthroat, brown trout, bull trout, cutbows and mackinaw, large and small mouth bass, crappie, pumpkin seed sunfish, perch, bullhead peno, squawfish, sculpin and many types of smaller minnows.

Kamloop Trout

The Kamloop is actually a Gerrard Rainbow, and has inhabited the lake for over 50 years. Due to it's huge Salmon Size, it is by far the most popular and sought after fish in the lake.

In 1995, Jim Eversole caught the largest game fish ever taken from Lake Pend Oreille, a 43 lb. 6 oz. mackinaw also known as the lake trout. The lake also claims the world record for a rainbow trout, a 37-pounder caught in 1947 by Wes Hamlet.

Lake Pend Oreille in northern idaho holds the world record rainbow-oct.18,2000 the fall fishing derby started at 9:30 that morning a24.6 was weighed we thought that would hold through the 9 day event-at 3:15 my wife randi hooked up the fish ran out 325 ft. of line on his first run-45 minutes later we landed the 30.8 lb. male-this fish held and we won the derby-this is the largest rainbow weighed since 1992