Press Release

Fish & Game to host Lake Pend Oreille State of the Lake public meeting April 4 in Ponderay

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Roger Phillips/Idaho Fish and Game

Fish and Game staff will share updates on the Lake Pend Oreille fishery and activities planned for 2019 at the annual State of the Lake public meeting on Thursday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Ponderay Events Center. The Events Center is located at 401 Bonner Mall Way, Suite E, in Ponderay.


Anglers and other community members interested in the status of the diverse fish stocks in Lake Pend Oreille are encouraged to attend the presentation followed by a question and answer session. Biologists will share the latest population trends and research related to kokanee, rainbow trout, lake trout, walleye and more.


New for 2019, the Pend Oreille research team has expanded their acoustic tracking system for monitoring fish movements across the lake. Additionally, the Angler Incentive Program now includes cash rewards for walleye as well as lake trout. These topics and more will be covered on April 4.


For more information, contact the Fish and Game Panhandle Regional office at (208) 769-1414. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations at the number above or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-2529.