North Idaho: Abundant Water, Great Fishing

North Idaho: Abundant Water, Great Fishing

I sometimes catch myself taking for granted the incredible views still available on Idaho’s big three northern lakes: Pend Oreille Lake, Lake Coeur d’Alene and Priest Lake. Here are 3 views, one from each lake in sequence, each giving you an idea of what we have in this incredible North Idaho environment. This is our campus; it’s our place to live, work and play.

Treasured places like this view lot at Cheval Noir on Lake Pend Oreille near Sandpoint, Idaho are increasingly rare to find and consequently gaining in value. Story and photo by Dwayne Parsons

Treasured places like this view lot at Cheval Noir on Lake Pend Oreille near Sandpoint, Idaho are increasingly rare to find and consequently gaining in value. Story and photo by Dwayne Parsons

There’s Plenty of Water in North Idaho’s Big Three

With serious droughts from ranging across the United States from Kansas to California, the Panhandle of Idaho is truly blessed to have lakes like these that are not only large, but relatively clean, even pure to a degree and always pristine in appearance…in any season of the year.

Pend Oreille Lake

I’ve been on flat water on this fine lake in June, jigging for large lake trout without another boat in sight, and we could seed in 20 miles in several directions.

Pend Oreille is home of the outside Gierrard Rainbow Trout, often called Kamloops. It has plenty of pan-sized Kokanee, bass of both varieties (smallmouth and largemouth), large crappie, perch to a pound in weight, and Cutthroat Trout, Brown Trout and Walleye. Great fishing for just about anything freshwater has to offer.

We caught several lake trout on this June morning, just off this gravel shoreline with the Green Monarchs in the backdrop of this remote spot on Lake Pend Oreille. Photo by Dwayne Parsons

We caught several lake trout on this June morning, just off this gravel shoreline with the Green Monarchs in the backdrop of this remote spot on Lake Pend Oreille. Photo by Dwayne Parsons

Coeur d’Alene Lake

I could take photographs all day long and not fulfill the vision of all that Coeur d’Alene Lake has to offer people who come here to live or vacation.
Lake Coeur d’Alene has land-locked Chinook Salmon, plenty of Kokanee salmon, large Pike, smallmouth bass, and all the spiney rays.

This incredible view of Lake Coeur d'Alene looking toward the city of Coeur d'Alene and Mount Spokane in the far distance, is what you have from a house site on BitRanch, a conglomeration of properties put together in concept by Real Estate Investor, Alan Golub.

This incredible view of Lake Coeur d’Alene looking toward the city of Coeur d’Alene and Mount Spokane in the far distance, is what you have from a house site on BitRanch, a conglomeration of properties that still may come together from a concept innovated by Real Estate Investor, Alan Golub.

Priest Lake

This gem of North Idaho’s big three is so clean you can see the bottom in 40 feet of water. Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout and Kokanee are the primary fish for sport fishers here.

This clear-sky morning shot of Priest Lake was taken at the boat launch of Beaver Creek Campground. You're looking at Trapper Peak of the Selkirk Mountains. This is the north end of Priest Lake.

This clear-sky morning shot of Priest Lake was taken at the boat launch of Beaver Creek Campground. You’re looking at Trapper Peak of the Selkirk Mountains. This is the north end of Priest Lake.

Dwayne Parsons, the owner/editor of SandpointPR
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