Pend Oreille River Bass Fishing

Two early morning fisherman are seen fishing for large mouth bass on the Pend Oreille River as fog lifts off the flat water of a small slough.

A morning fog lifts on two Pend Oreille (pronounced "pond-er-ray") River bass fishermen. Photo and story by Dwayne Parsons

A morning fog lifts on two Pend Oreille (pronounced “pond-er-ray”) River bass fishermen. Photo and story by Dwayne Parsons

Fishing for bass on the Pend Oreille River in North Idaho is popular and fruitful. Both Large Mouth and Small Mouth live here in abundance.

The Large Mouth have been here since before I was born, sixty six years ago.

This Pend Oreille Lake smallmouth photo was provided by GoFish Charters, Chad Landrum.

This Pend Oreille Lake smallmouth photo was provided by GoFish Charters, Chad Landrum.


The Small Mouth came down river into the Pend Oreille Lake drainage with the spring flooding of 1997-98.

A highly competitive fish, the Small Mouth, and friendly to fast water as well, have made their way now all the way up to Upper Priest Lake.

Small Mouth Bass pretty much now dominate Clark Fork, Pend Oreille river systems.

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