Lake Pend Oreille: Its early summer, and walleye in Lake Pend Oreille are on the move along the northern shoreline of the lake. The lake water has warmed, walleye are feeding after spawning and fish are becoming more active.
Over the past month fish have moved away from known spawning areas and are beginning to occupying summer habitats.
Some of the fish that spawned up the Clark Fork last month have begun redistributing throughout the Clark Fork delta and nearby main lake.
There are still plenty of walleye around the Highway 95 long bridge and the railroad bridge area near Sandpoint. Some of those fish have begun spreading downstream throughout the Pend Oreille River as well as moving eastward along the northern shore of the lake.
The number of fish detected in Kootenai Bay, Oden Bay and Kootenai Point have increased substantially from earlier this spring. Anglers should have plenty of opportunity targeting walleye in these areas now that lake levels are at full summer pool.
The Sunnyside Point to Fishermans Island area continues to hold a number of walleye as well. Fishing can be great working main lake breaks as well as trolling crawler harnesses or crankbaits over the flats in these bays this time of year.