Freeze Out

The Board voted unanimously to Cancel this years freeze out do to um, freeze out. Stay tuned for a club meeting in the near future.

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Fall Classic

What a great weekend. The Cabin and BBQ were a ton of fun. What great hospitality and some great company to share many laughs, thanks Rob!!! We battled the fog both days, but everyone stayed safe and enjoyed perhaps the 2 most gorgeous  late October days in history.

After struggling on day 1 Super Paul made a comeback to secure youth angler of the year. Patrick and Larry put an exclamation point on the season taking all the bonus points, also catching Thier 4th Big Fish of the season and taking 1st overall with the big creels each day and winning with 10# over second place. I have came too the conclusion that ol Johnny Walker has Ben fishing with them all year. He is a proud pappa!!

Second went to the Wirths who only fished for a few hours on Saturday because of engine trouble but still managed 4fish Rusch day Awesome job. The rest of the standings are posted on the web page.

Thank You all for making the Fall Classic such a great event!!  Hopefully the weather holds out and we can fish on the 11th. I will get a meeting set up to start planning our 15th season!!!!


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Letter to Team Captains Oct 15th-2017


Just over 15yrs ago from today I was lucky enough to fish the 1st Hayden Lake Pike Tournament. It was a great experience put on by Bob Volz and Ray Menke, It was supposed to be co-sponsored by the Montana Pike Masters, however they did not show and it was all Bob and Rae. Myself being a spry 28yr old loved the competition and the comradery of the group and thought, hey we have something here. I mentioned it to Bob and he was on board instantly. We got a few friends together and drank some beer and had some pizza and Boom, 14yrs later, here we are.

I left the club for a few years and now Bob has stepped away but the original vision is fully intact. Rules, regulations and many faces have changed along the way. I have met some amazing people through this group, fishing with 16+ of them, and look forward to those I have yet to meet. I have been able to share this with my friends and family over the years, some get it, some don’t. I myself still love the challenge and comradery of all the events and look forward to many more years ahead.

Away from the club my passion for Pike fishing is by far my greatest hobby. I have no idea how many people I have been able to share it with but at last count I was at 31 first time pike catchers. I love watching someone use a lure I made to catch a Northern. It’s been a way for me to be able to give. Northerns have been weaved into the fabric of Idaho for over 50yrs and I hope that we all work together for the long-term health of this fishery to be able to continue to share this with others.

I Thank you all for sharing this 2017 experience with me.


I wanted to update all teams on the upcoming Fall Classic.

We have been accused of releasing fish. As a response F&G requested that all fish must be killed before weighing to keep our permit. The board voted 5-1 in favor of granting the request. This means that Larry will not weigh live fish for this event. As usual if you do not want your fish other members will happily take them. Also as a reminder we are not permitted to fish Tribal Waters. see bellow for Map.

Rob has invited ALL members to stay at their family cabin Friday and Saturday night. Friday night is 50 cent tacos at One shot Charlies and Saturday is a bring your own meat BBQ and potluck. RSVP please. The cabin can sleep 12 in Beds and lots of room for cots and sleeping Bags.

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Well HLPT was a success for the 15th straight year. This event spurred the start of this great organization 15yrs ago and hopefully we can continue for another 15yrs. Vince and his Dad pulled off a great comeback Sunday with the events only full creel, Check out the HLPT page for all the details. Lets all thank Erickson/Erickson and Carney/Carney for coming out and tossing lines with us. I will just add that Hayden is top notch trophy fishing right now. 8 out of 29 fish caught over 10#s and well over 50% hit 30″.

As most of you know we have had false allegations against our club and we have been asked to take extra measures as we move forward. I will be sending an email out that will go into detail about the slight changes and it will include a lake map that will help to reduce any confusion about our boundaries. It will also include the details of our Sat BBQ and Lodging for the final point event of the year.

Most of all I would like to thank each of you for your confidence in me as your Chairman. I love this group, and for the most part consider you all as an extended family. I take pride in finding facts and options in the opportunities we have as a club. Most of all I am confident that there is no fisher person that is more passionate about Northerns than myself, and I admire that many of you share this passion equally. Thank You All.

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Noxon 2017 was a scortcher, 2 Days of high heat on Noxon Rapids  didn’t stop Patrick/Larry from having one of the greatest 2 day total weights in club history -78.92#, just shy of the 80.06# record. Both days Larry hauled in a final hour Monster, 16.14 day 1 and topping that with a 24.40 monster on day 2. They both joyfully dedicated this event to Patricks dad, John. What a Great Job and I know John laughed and smiled from above all weekend.

Doc Morse and Kit grabbed second place with an impressive 2 day total of 53.82#, Brock/Brian, Wirths, and Basler/Johnny finished out the top 5. 17 out of 24(12 teams daily) were full creels. Rhonda/Terry caught 26+ fish over the weekend including their first double hook up and weighed full creels each day-New comers Jay and John also weighed full creels both days-

The Points race is TIGHT at the midway point, Basler leads with points earned but Patrick/Larry currently hold all 6 Bonus points with heavy weights. check out the standings page!!

What a great group you all are and Thank You for making this such a fun and exciting year!!!


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What a beautiful day on the water. Hayden lake gave us all her beauty welcoming the start of our 2017 season. However— The fish did not participate, 29 anglers on 15 teams fished for 9.5hrs granting our fisher-people 4 fish… FOUR FISH. Thats 1 fish every 69hrs on the water.

Shane and Cody set the stage catching the money fish measuring just over 36″ and weighing 17.64#. It was a great start to Shane having his own team after last being season champion in 2015 with Dan. Dan and Dakota also started strong  taking second followed by Tony/Scott and Joshua and Nate, Each team catching 1 fish.  This was also Shanes first event win and Im sure doing it with his son in the boat made it even better. Congrats!!!

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Schedule Change

Please note the schedule changes in April and May.

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Ice Breaker

Due to the fact we do not have any actual Ice Breaking Tug Boats and that Hayden Lake is still Completely froze over, yes that is right-March 16 and the lake is still covered, we have no choice but to cancel this years event. $60 membership dues will be extended to April 15th.

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John Walker

Saturday December 3rd John Walker moved on, John always brought a big smile, contagious laugh, and a tall tale to each weigh in. He helped the club become what it is today bringing encouragement and a positive outlook. John will be missed dearly by all those who were lucky enough to know him. We are blessed that his legacy is still with us, Patrick and the Walker family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate through this difficult time.

Here is a gofund me page set up to help with expenses, if you are able to donate

Rest in Peace our friend

Rest in Peace our friend

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