Walleye locations in Lake Pend Oreille (late-July to mid-August)

Tracking of Walleye implanted with transmitters continued in Lake Pend Oreille over the past month.  Walleyes were still spread out from the Clark Fork River downstream to the Pend Oreille River.  Stationary receivers located in the upper Clark Fork River, on the Clark Fork delta, and around the Sandpoint bridges picked up the most fish.  From active tracking, the western part of Oden Bay to Kootenai Point had the only notable concentrations of Walleyes.  A few Walleyes were scattered downstream into the Pend Oreille River down to the mouth of Priest River.  Last season, a creel survey conducted in the Clark Fork River showed the highest Walleye catch rates occurred in August.  Hopefully, this year we see similar results.  With the fall season approaching, Walleye fishing should improve as temperatures cool.    

The experimental Walleye angler incentive program is still active.  Since March, 504 Walleyes have been turned in by anglers.  There have not been any $1,000 reward tags turned in yet, but monthly drawings for 10 prizes of $100 each continue to take place.  There are still 50 Walleyes with $1,000 reward tags waiting to be caught, so turn in your fish for a chance to win!                           

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    Locations of walleyes in Lake Pend Oreille in late-July to mid-August

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    Walleye removed through Angler Incentive Program

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