Welcome to the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club!
**Come get involved. General Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month and currently being held at Connies Cafe in Sandpoint at 6:30 pm. Board Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month and are also being held at Connies Cafe at 6:30 pm. In some cases, meetings will be held at different locations. Check the News tab on the website for more information.
Welcome to Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club (LPOIC). Our club is dedicated to protecting and enhancing our lake. We are primarily a fishing club, but have a vested interest in keeping our lake in pristine condition through the help of many other groups and volunteers.
Lake Pend Oreille has the distinguished honor of giving up 3 Idaho State record fish, two of which are world records. In 1947, Wes Hamlet boated a 37 lb. Rainbow, commonly referred to as a Kamloops or Gerrard Rainbow. This fish still remains the world record in it’s category. In 1949, Nelson Higgins landed a 32 lb. Bull Trout (currently protected under the Endangered Species Act) and remains the world record. In 2010, Dale Hofmann caught a 6 lb. 8 oz. 26 inch Lake Whitefish, currently an Idaho State record.
Many other species of fish can be caught on Lake Pend Oreille, but the primary fishery LPOIC is concerned with is the Gerrard Rainbow and it’s number one food source, Kokanee. To read more about the fishery, you can find a nicely written article in Sandpoint Magazine.
To become a member and help to maintain Lake Pend Oreille as a destination for trophy size fish, please visit our membership page.