Pend Orielle River

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Birdsnest, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Birdsnest

    Birdsnest Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    .
    Does anybody know how the fishing is in the Pend Orielle River? I will be in the area later this month. I have heard that it used to have good pike fishing, but the State is working to get rid of them.
     
  2. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    3,224
    Likes Received:
    1,287
    Location:
    .
    Fishing on the Pend Oreille has been going south for several years now. The pike infestation has just decimated the previous fishery. In the past two springs over 10,000 pike have been gilnetted and by now most of the 30# fish are gone. But it is a huge river and they'll never net them all. It doesn't bode well for the native species.

    Ive
     

Share This Page