Lake Pend Oreille spring fishing derby opener led by 23-pound mackinaw – The Spokesman-Review (blog)

FISHING — A 23-pound mackinaw and a 16-pound rainbow were the top fish after the weekend start in the 70th annual Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club’s K&K Spring Fishing Derby.  The event runs through May 7 with more than $18,000 in cash and prizes in several divisions for rainbow and mackinaw.

The top fish after the weekend was a Derek Blanchard – 22.90-pound lake trout caught by Derek Blanchard of Kalispell. The top adult division rainbow was a 15.90-pounder caught by Rodney Vanoever.

Here are the leaders going into today as posted by the derby organizers: