Idaho Bass Fishing Reports
The map to the left will take you to each lake's page. There you will find details about lake facilities, launch fees, anglers input and tips on lures and patterns that are catching bass.
On each page there is a link to the FISHING REPORTS PAGE. Let us know about your latest fishing trip by filling out this report . It will be posted on the appropriate lake page.
Also join in our FISHING DISCUSSION FORUM where you may talk about your favorite fishing subjects or issues dealing with our sport.
Pend Oreille Lake
Pend Oreille Lake and River is the largest lake in Idaho, with an area of 180 square miles.
Its overall length is 65 miles and its greatest width is 15 miles. It drains into the Pend Oreille River at Sandpoint.
Lake Pend Oreille is one of three major lakes contained within Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
The lake rests at an elevation of 3444 feet. With a shoreline of 111 miles, its depth has been measured in excess of1,225 feet.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing is the available to the angler. Also present in the lake arekamloops, whitefish, cutthroat, brown trout, bull trout, cutbows and mackinaw, crappie, pumpkin seed sunfish, perch, bullhead peno and squawfish. 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.
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.
Located 26 miles north of Coeur d'Alene.
For more information:
Or - Idaho Department of Fish and Game, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707 Phone (208)334-3700.