Pend Orielle River


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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.


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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.