The best way to catch a fish is to think like a fish, which means fretting about how to put all 4,000 of your kids through fish college. Catch a whole school with this Groupon.
$229 for a Private Five-Hour Guided Fishing Charter for Up to Six (Up to $460 Value)
An expert guide welcomes up to six anglers onto a 28-foot fishing boat. The vessel travels out into Lake Pend Oreille, a 50-mile-long body of water surrounded by towering pine trees and the Rocky Mountains' rolling foothills. Once at an ideal spot, the guide hands out the requisite gear and bait before helping groups catch one of the area's most sought-after fish: the gerrard kamloops rainbow trout.
Pend Oreille Charters
Just as Captain Ahab chased Moby Dick and Elmer Fudd hunted Bugs Bunny, Kurt Artner has embarked on his own animal-related quest. Since he first visited Idaho's North Panhandle in 1978, the expert fisherman has cast his line toward the area's most prized catch: a 25-pound rainbow trout. The quest led him to a career as a fishing guide with his own business, Pend Oreille Charters. And unlike the futile attempts of the aforementioned characters, Mr. Artner has reached his goal several times over; he's pulled many a 20- to 25-pound trout onto the decks of his 28-foot fishing boat.
“Friendly, easy to contact to schedule, knowledgeable. Had a great time!”