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Glassy calm water,
Grey Light,  
The first sun rays of the day creeping over the towering Selkirk
mountain range,   
The scent of wood smoke lazily drifting from an Island
The call of an unseen Loon out in the distance,  
Gliding across the pristine waters of Idahos, "Crown Jewel",
Priest Lake.
individual size of 3 to 8 lbs. We frequently land trout that
weigh from 15 to over 40 lbs. The largest trout we landed in
2010 weighed in at a whopping 50lbs...and it was released
alive. YOU might have an opportunity to catch it too!
Smallmouth Bass fishing is also outstanding here, with many
that weigh between 2 and 4lbs. Hi Folks! I'm Rich Lindsey
your Outfitter/Guide, and I have been providing guided fishing
trips in Idaho for over three decades. As a seasoned full time
professional, I have extensive knowledge of Priest Lake and
the fish that inhabit her waters. The species we target are Lake
Trout (a.k.a. Mackinaw) and Small Mouth Bass. Lake Trout
provide year long fishing opportunities, while we mostly catch
Smallmouth Bass during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.
The primary fishing techniques we use for Lake trout are
downrigger trolling, vertical jigging, and casting. For
Smallmouth Bass we use casting, jigging, and sometimes
trolling. Spring and Fall also offer superlative Fly fishing for
both Lake Trout and Smallmouth Bass, giving the angler the
unique opportunity to hook giant trout in very shallow water.
When you fish with me, I provide all the gear. All you need to
bring is your Idaho fishing license (anglers 14 yrs. and older)
and whatever you would like in the way of refreshments. All of
the images in the Photo Gallery are photos I took, either while
out on Priest Lake itself, or in the immediate vicinity. You can
click on each image for a larger view. The photos show
everyday sights here...chances are you will actually see these
things (and catch these fish!) while you're here. The fishing,
wildlife, and scenery here at Priest Lake will have you, your
family, and your friends wanting to return year after year. The
only limits you'll find to the activities available here at the lake
are the limits of your own imagination! Accommodations range
from rustic backwoods lakeside camping to luxury lodges on
the pristine sandy beaches. For your dining pleasure there are
fine establishments right by the lake shore with fare that is
arguably the equal of any restaurant worldwide (Please check
out the links page). Or you may decide you'd rather cook over
an open campfire at the waters edge on one of the Islands.
Whichever you prefer, you'll find it here. Visit us here at Priest
Lake, and you will leave with indelible memories of joy and
wonder...and eager to return!