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Wed., Aug. 7, 2013, 11:54 a.m.

Colorado pike fishing issue similar to Pend Oreille River

Fishing for northern pike on and along the Pend Oreille River has become a hot attraction. (Rich Landers)
Fishing for northern pike on and along the Pend Oreille River has become a hot attraction. (Rich Landers)

FISHING -- This story took me back to the Pend Oreille River about 10 years ago...

Northern pike have made their way into the Upper Colorado River
Utah has already put a $20 bounty on northern pike, the toothy adversary of a healthy trout population, and with a confirmed catch of the invasive predator--and, unfortunately, its live release into the Colorado River at Pumphouse Recreation Area, Colorado should consider a similar program to rid the waters of pike--which have no place in the Colorado River.

A column by Scott Willoughby, Denver Post; Aug. 7




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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