Pend Oreille Derby ongoing

Staff Writer

The 2016 Lake Pend Oreille Fall Fishing Derby is underway.
Anglers are fishing for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes in the event, which is sponsored by the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club.
The competition runs this week and will take a break on Thanksgiving before resuming for three more days—Nov. 25-27.
The derby features adult divisions for mackinaw and rainbows, two youth divisions and a junior division. Cash prizes also are awarded for top catches each day of the tournament.
Top division prize winners last year were Mike Halford of Bonners Ferry for his 20.10 pound rainbow (worth $2,000) and Scott Plue of Sandpoint, who won $1,000 for a 20.14 pound mackinaw.