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While only a few minutes from downtown Sandpoint, Dover Bay Resort feels like a whole other world. Our four-seasons resort is located on 285 stunning acres of Northern Idaho landscape and is the perfect destination for anyone looking to disconnect for a little while. After dropping your bags off in your Dover rental, explore the natural beauty surrounding you. For a fun day out on Lake Pend Oreille, set off on a relaxing but memorable fishing trip.

What to Know before Setting Out

Lake Pend Oreille is the largest lake in Idaho, so you have plenty of water to explore. Several species of fish call it home, including lake trout, rainbow trout, bass, crappie, perch, and more. There is a limit to how many you can fish you can keep as well as the size a fish much be to keep it. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these rules before casting your line.

You will also need to ensure you purchase a fishing license, which can be done online through Idaho Fish and Game or a licensed vendor. There are different options for residents and non-residents.

If you find yourself needing to stock up on supplies, head to Big 5 Sporting Goods, Superfly Tackle, or North 40 Outfitters. These local stores can help you find the perfect lures and bait.

Turn to Local Experts

You can certainly go fishing by yourself on a rental from Sandpoint Watersports, found right at our on-site marina. However, one of the best ways to go fishing on Lake Pend Oreille is with a local Idaho guide. 

  • Eagle Charters LLC offers full and half-day charters led by guides who have years of experience fishing on the lake.
  • Go for a unique outing with North Star Charters on the blended cruising and fishing tour.
  • Since 2001, Pend Oreille Charters has helped visitors and locals find the best spots to drop anchor and fish.

Plan Your Relaxing Escape with Dover Bay

A Sandpoint vacation rental to stay at when planning a Lake Pend Oreille fishing vacation.Whether fishing on Lake Pend Oreille, golfing at a local course, or checking things off your bucket list, there is no shortage of fun to be had when staying at Dover Bay Resort. There is also a ton of fun to be had right on our grounds. Get a workout in at Lake Club Fitness or rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard from the Dover Bay Market.

When you’re ready to call it a night, curl up for a movie or game night in your cozy vacation rental. Our Dover and Sandpoint rentals all have the comforts of home, like fully-equipped kitchens and tranquil bedrooms. For help reserving your rental, call 208-263-5493 or email [email protected].

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