Welcome to the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club!

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.


Time rolls by quickly, and it soon time for the LPOIC Thanksgiving Derby! Derby runs from November 20th to November 28th (except we don’t fish Thanksgiving Day, November 25th). Here’s the Derby Poster – click on the link to download the full poster in PDF:



Entry Fee – $50 Adult, $10 Junior, Youth 0-12 YOA Free

ADULT RAINBOW DIVISION
32 INCH MINIMUM LENGTH
1ST PLACE__$2000
2ND PLACE__$1000
3RD PLACE__$750
4TH PLACE__$500
CATCH AND RELEASE BONUS $500
MEMBERS BONUS $250

ADULT MACKINAW DIVISION
1ST PLACE__$1,000
2ND PLACE__$500
3RD PLACE__$300
4TH PLACE__$200
5TH-9TH PLACE_$100
10TH PLACE _$250

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MACKINAW OF THE DAY AWARD
ADULT DIVISION $150 EACH DAY

YOUTH DIVISIONS A & B
YOUTH A__9 TO 12 YEARS of Age 1st to 3rd Places
YOUTH B__0 TO 8 YEARS of Age 1st to 3rd Places
YOUTH FISH FOR FREE (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
No Minimum Length for Mackinaw or Rainbow
JUNIOR DIVISION $10 Entry Fee
AGES 13 to 20 May Enter Mackinaw or Rainbow

JUNIOR DIVISION – Largest Fish (Note – RAINBOW ENTRY 28 inch Minimum)
1ST PLACE_$600
2ND PLACE_$400
3RD PLACE_$300
4TH PLACE_$200

TICKET OUTLETS
Holiday Shores Resort
The Captn’s Table
MacDonald’s Hudson Bay Resort
Ralph’s Coffee House
Fins and Feathers
North Ridge Outfitters
Sandpoint Marine
Mark’s Marine
Black Sheep Sporting Goods
Odies’ Bayside Grocery
Captain’s Wheel
Priest River Hardware
North 40, Ponderay
Bayview Mercantile
Superfly Flies, Ponderay

PHOTO CONTEST DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE WATER
$250 PIN PURCHASER BONUS FOR 2021 PIN PURCHASER WHO FINISHES IN THE HIGHEST PLACE IN THE ADULT RAINBOW DIVISION. WEIGH STATIONS ARE LOCATED AT HOLIDAY SHORES IN HOPE, THE PUBLIC BOAT RAMP IN GARFIELD BAY AND MACDONALD’S HUDSON BAY RESORT IN BAYVIEW. THEY WILL BE OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 4:30PM DAILY. THE DERBY ENDS AT 4 PM ON NOVEMBER 28TH. NO AWARDS CEREMONY. WINNINGS WILL BE MAILED. DERBY ANNOUNCEMENTS THREE TIMES DAILY WITH UPDATES ON FACEBOOK/LPOIC.

THE LPOIC ENCOURAGES CATCH AND RELEASE FOR ALL RAINBOW.

LPOIC 2021 Member’s Only Derby Final Standings

  • Adult Rainbow
    • 1st Place – Kurt Artner, 28.07 LBS 37.75″
    • 2nd Place – Dan Covey
    • 3rd Place – Larry Masuda
  • Adult Mackinaw
    • 1st Place – Peter Comstock
    • 2nd Place – Jorga Cash
    • 3rd Place – Becky Sturgis
    • 4th Place – Brad Sturgis
    • 5th Place – Larry Masuda
    • 6th Place –
    • 7th Place – Dale Greene
    • 8th Place – Dave Gillespie
    • 9th Place – Dave Janicki
    • 10th Place – Kathy Hara

To see all the highlights, please visit our Facebook Page.


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.

**Come get involved. General Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month. With COVID issues, please check back on this page for updates when (and where) the next meeting will be held. Board Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month.