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    Mark Bove


    My name is Mark Bove. I started fishing for the trout we all love to chase 23 years ago when my grandpa and father took me out for the first time on the big pond. My early memories where of the screamers that we would hook and the sheer size of the fish, the seemingly endless amounts of Kokanee and valued family time. As the years weared on I began to place in the youth division standing of the derby and my angling came to a culmination when I placed second in the adult mackinaw division. Needless to say the work of the LPOIC has impacted my life in such a way that I feel compelled to give something back to the fishery we all enjoy.

    I have spent most of my adult life learning and studying the Gerrard Rainbow from an angling perspective, and I am growing more and more concerned as to the state of the fishery as it exists today. I have reached out to local Charters, journalists, biologists, and now I’m reaching out the the LPOIC. I want to start a thread about what is being done to protect our resource, and address the habitat changes and problems associated with our spawning habitat. In short. I’m a member. I cherish our natural resource. How can I get involved.

    Barbara Gillespie

    Hi Mark,

    Thank you for your support of the LPOIC. We do appreciate it. You stated that you want to get involved in what the club does. The best way I know for you to get involved is to join us at our meetings. They are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Most of them are held at Connie’s CafĂ© in Sandpoint, ID at 6:30pm. Come to our meetings and see what projects might interest you and decide how you might be able to help with these projects. There is not too much or too little that a person can do to help out the club. It all helps to get the project completed. We are having a speaker tonight at the February General Member Meeting and I am in contact with another speaker for the March meeting as well. Please come join us this evening.

    Thank you for showing an interest in the club and considering to do more for LPO.

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