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Spokane anglers in Top 10 of pikeminnow reward earners

FISHING -- Two Spokane-area men ranked in top 10 earners among anglers who collected $1.2 million from the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program this year

Edward Williams ranked ninth while Daniel Geiger ranked 10th, bringing back tens of thousands of dollars to pump into the local economy.

However, they were no match for the No. 1 angler, Nikolay Zaremskiy of Gresham, Ore., who earned $81,000 in the program that pays anglers $4-$8 for each fish caught from the Snake or Columbia rivers from May through September. Zaremskiy caught a record 10,000 fish and earned cash bonuses for catching tagged fish.

Zaremskiy is no stranger to cashing in on pikeminnows. He set the previous record of $58,000 two years ago.

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