Welcome to the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club!

A GOOD Time was had by all.

Another year, another picnic.  We took good precautions (way to go Kevin on the Grillin’ mask! Thanks to all the members who came out, had fun and went hoome with a nifty new lure (doorprizes for all!).  Special Thanks to Christine Sandahl for the expert photography. 🙂

General Meeting, Wednesday August 12

Last month, we met in person at the Bonner County Fairgrounds and enjoyed a great meeting in beautiful weather.  Forecast is good for another outdoor meeting.  We’ll be socially distanced and facemasks are totally welcome. Bring your own camp chairs and any beverage.  We will once again host pizza, but PLEASE RSVP on our Facebook page to help us figure out how much to order.

The biggest topic likely to be discussed is how we will be introducing Catch & Release to the fall Member’s Only Derby.

Meeting starts at 6:30, Pizza on site by 6:00PM

2020 PINs – update

Well, THAT worked out as well as we could have hoped!  Thanks to so many members for participating and bidding the numbers up.  Quite a few members took advantage of the hoodie offer.  Again – THANK YOU.

Donny Endicott is busy distributing the hoodies and Keven Elmore will be getting the pins in the mail this week. Please reach out to Will at [email protected] if you haven’t gotten your pin by the end of June.


Here is a list of this year’s PIN owners (as of June 10, 2020):

Item# Firstname Lastname
2020 Pin 1
Stephen
Klappenbach
2020 Pin 2
Chris
Nordella
2020 Pin 3
Kent
Rotchy
2020 Pin 4
JOHN
MOZINGO
2020 Pin 5
Bert
Dennett
2020 Pin 6
Brian
Sostrom
2020 Pin 7
Ken
Hayes
2020 Pin 8
David
Johnson
2020 Pin 9
David
Johnson
2020 Pin 10
Lana
Hanson
2020 Pin 11
Lana
Hanson
2020 Pin 12
Carter
Sandahl
2020 Pin 13
Gary
MacDonald
2020 Pin 14
Robert
Snider
2020 Pin 15
Fred
Markarian
2020 Pin 16
Mitch
Loeffler
2020 Pin 17
Fred
Markarian
2020 Pin 19
Fred
Markarian
2020 Pin 20
Mike
Perry
2020 Pin 21
Lana
Hanson
2020 Pin 22
Richie
Snider
2020 Pin 24
Clint
Nicholson
2020 Pin 25
Moose
Zema
2020 Pin 27
Donny
Endicott
2020 Pin 28
Duane
Ward
2020 Pin 30
Larry
Eng
2020 Pin 32
Brad
Shelton
2020 Pin 33
Donny
Endicott
2020 Pin 36
Dale
Greene
2020 Pin 44
Chuck
Oliver
2020 Pin 47
Grant
Hillen
2020 Pin 48
Donny
Endicott
2020 Pin 50
Kevin
Elmore
2020 Pin 54
Donny
Endicott
2020 Pin 56
Ken
Hayes
2020 Pin 57
Dan
Covey
2020 Pin 58
Kelly
Ribail
2020 Pin 60
MARVIN
CHAPMAN
2020 Pin 61
Ken
Hayes
2020 Pin 62
Albert
Abromeit
2020 Pin 63
John
Cosolito
2020 Pin 64
Elton
Dawson
2020 Pin 65
Elton
Dawson
2020 Pin 67
Barbara
Gillespie
2020 Pin 68
Richard
Brown
2020 Pin 69
Jason
Hester
2020 Pin 70
Duane
Ward
2020 Pin 71
Dale
Greene
2020 Pin 77
Fred
Markarian
2020 Pin 78
Josh
Stokes
2020 Pin 87
Josh
Stokes
2020 Pin 88
Will
Crook
2020 Pin 90
Nancy
Spence
2020 Pin 98
Gary
Thompson
2020 Pin 99
David
Gillespie
2020 Pin 100
Dale
Greene
2020 Pin 163
James
Mullen
2020 Pin 216
Dave
Gillespie
2020 Pin 316
Barb
Gillespie
2020 Pin 343
Dave
Ivey
2020 Pin 370
Gale
Belgarde Sr
2020 Pin 420
James
Mullen

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**Come get involved. General Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month and currently being held at Jalepenos Mexican Restuarant in Sandpoint at 6:30 pm. Board Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month and are also being held at Jalepenos Mexican Restuarant 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.