The populations of Gerrard rainbow and bull trout that made Pend Oreille a world-famous fishery are dependent on an abundant prey-base of kokanee. Unfortunately, an increasing population of lake trout has lead to an overabundance of predators and low kokanee survival.
Anglers can help: The Angler Incentive Program encourages fishing for rainbow and lake trout by paying a reward.
Lake trout of any size and rainbow trout more than 13 inches long harvested from
Lake Pend Oreille pays $15.00!
Rainbow trout more than 13 inches caught in Lower Clark Fork River below the railroad bridge at Clark Fork (open all year) and from Lightning Creek, Grouse Creek and Pack River between April 1 and August 31 are also eligible.
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