About Us

 

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Welcome to Pend Oreille Charters. My name is Bob Wiley, Jeff Miller and I have purchased Pend Oreille Charters from Kurt Artner. Kurt is moving on to semi-retirement and will be guiding with us from time to time. I have been guiding with Kurt for some time, and when this opportunity arose it seemed a perfect fit. We currently have two fishing vessels, a 28 ft. Uniflite and a 26 ft. Customweld. Both are fully enclosed, heated, and head facilities. It’s all about the fishing, but comfort is equally important.

I am the designated agent, Chief Captain and Guide for Pend Oreille Charters. I came to the Sandpoint, Idaho area in 1973. I have been trolling and fishing this great lake for rainbows for the past 26 years.

It gives me great joy to hunt for the prized Gerrard Rainbow, which can easily reach 25 pounds and a current state record 37 pounds. The smiles on my clients faces are irreplaceable, and our principle goal with each trip.

Pend Oreille Lake is a jewel of the Northwest, with spectacular scenery, depths over 1200 feet, and a wide variety of fish species, rainbow, brown, bull, mackinaw, and cutthroat trout species as well as small mouth bass, pike, black bass, perch, and walleye. A very diverse system to say the least.

At Pend Oreille Charters professionalism and customer service is not just a goal it is a mandate. All of our guides and Captains are licensed and USCG certified. We are bonded and all vessels liability insured for your protection.

We do not mix client bookings on our vessels in order to fill spaces. All bookings are private for each client group (up to 6 passengers maximum). We have found that this is the best way to provide each group with the personalized service they deserve and should expect. We look forward to serving you on your next great adventure, until then we wish you Tight Lines and Best Wishes.  

 

 

 

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