IDFG Bull Trout Coloring Contest for grades 1-3

Panhandle Trout Unlimited is thrilled to support this IDFG coloring contest!  Since we had to cancel our upcoming F3T showing we are looking for new artwork to highlight on this websites header.  Submit your budding artist’s work and win a place on our page!

Dear Parents and Educators,

With the concerns regarding COVID-19, countless activities have been cancelled and postponed. As a result, the Idaho Fish and Game hasn’t been able to hold many of the water quality and bull trout education events normally held in the spring.

For students stuck at home looking for something to do, Fish and Game has put together a bull trout coloring contest for grades 1 through 3. All ages are encouraged to submit their work, but only 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders will be considered for the contest. Download the coloring image along with the information and submission form to get to work and enter the contest.

Here are the instructions:  Bull trout coloring contest instructions

Here is the artwork to color: Coloring page for contest submission

Other fish coloring pages:  Other fish coloring (not for contest submission)

Macroinvertebrates coloring:  Bugs don’t bug me coloring book

Rules are included on the submission sheet. Be creative, learn something, and stay healthy!
Dustin Masin

Senior Conservation Officer, Idaho Fish & Gamecoloring contest 8

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Trout and About Festival is back for 2019!


Kids of all sizes will rock down with Missoula based Cowboy Andy and the Salamanders, starting @ 11:00.  Cowboy Andy and The Salamanders bring big music to little people of all sizes! Their all-original rock and roll spans all the genres and makes kids and families want to dance, sing, and celebrate!  Winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, NAPPA Winner, and Creative Child Rock and Roll Album of the Year!

The second act of the Trout and About Festival, Missoula based Shakewell will be laying down the groove.  A funk brotherhood of lifelong friends and collaborators, Shakewell thumps out funk, neo-soul, and rock ‘n’ roll.

An event where parents and their kids can socialize, listen to great music, learn some fun facts about trout, dance it up and have fun!  Located at Matchwood Brewery.  513 Oak Street, Sandpoint.


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General Membership Meeting May 6


The Idaho Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited invites you to attend a general membership meeting on Monday, May 6, 2019 beginning at 6:00pm.  The meeting will take place at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game Panhandle Regional Office located at 2885 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d’Alene.

In addition to updates on Panhandle Chapter activities, there will be two presentations:

  1.   AVISTA Clark Fork Settlement Agreement Projects: Fish Habitat Improvement and Creel Survey of Lake Pend Oreille Tributary Streams by Ken Bouwens, Regional Fish Biologist IDFG
  2. Idaho Forest Group:  Prichard Creek Conservation Easement and Stream Restoration Project by Erin Plue, Community Outreach, IFG

Door prizes and raffles offered.

For additional information contact:

Bill Love, PresidentPanhandle Chapter Trout UnlimitedEmail:


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Trout Unlimited Banquet set for Saturday, March 31st 4:30 doors, 6:30 dinner

The Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its fall banquet on Saturday, March 31st at the Ponderay Events Center.   Ivano’s will be catering a delicious dinner buffet and will host a cash bar.  Tickets are $55 for singles and $100 for two.  There are lots of great door prizes, raffles, and auction items (both silent and live), and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to grab some great items while enjoying great food and great company.   Tickets are available by email at

More details to come!  Follow us on Facebook for our most current information!

TU Banquet poster


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Trout and About 2017

Hello!  Do to some logistic difficulties with the change in location, the 2017 Trout and About Festival will be held where its always been…513 Oak Street in Sandpoint, i.e., Evans Brothers Coffee or “the granary.”  Hope to see you there!

Click here for details.

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The date of the Fly Fishing Film tour is Saturday March 25th!

F3T at the Panida theater in Sandpoint.  Advance tickets are $12, Day of show $15.  Tickets available at N40 Fly Shop in Ponderay or online at F3T website:

Scroll down for a partial list of all the great items we have to raffle off.  Door Prizes as well!

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New Bull Trout Website Launches! Win a YETI Tundra 65!

In cooperation with Avista, Idaho Fish & Game, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited, has launched the new “Take No Bull” website. The website is part of our collaborative efforts to educate about the threatened Bull Trout species and to promote clean and clear water in our rivers and lakes.


tnb yeti for FB



You can win a YETI Tundra 65 simply by registering your name and taking the bull trout quiz. Know your fish? Here’s your chance to prove it and WIN.

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