Sport: Rainbows in the Lake

In Idaho's panhandle, 50 miles south of the Canadian border, lies Lake Pend Oreille (rhymes with yonder bay), shaped like a question mark. Three mountain ranges cradle the lake, 2,500 feet deep in places and a shade of blue to match. Everyone agreed that it was pleasant to look at, but no one got very much excited about the fishing there until two years ago. Then a local meat-market owner got the strike of his life: his reel screamed and he thought his line would snap. From Pend Oreille's cool water, after a few...

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