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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014

Last Catch Pike Tourney lures anglers to CdA

FISHING -- September into October has long been known as a great month to go fishing for northern pike in the Idaho Panhandle, and the season is getting an added attraction. The debut of the Coeur d'Alene Casino's Last Catch Pike Tourney is set for...

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

Montana investigating pike in Lake Mary Ronan

FISHING -- Sounds like bucket biologists are back at work in Western Montana. The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is investigating whether a fisherman’s report that he caught two pike in Lake Mary Ronan last month indicates a serious problem. Fisheries biologists plan to...

MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014

Northern pike can’t get food stamps

FISHING -- An angler took a shot at me in the Sunday Sports Letters regarding my Thursday column updating the northern pike suppression effort on the Pend Oreille River downstream from Newport. That's fine. All opinions are welcome. But he insinuates that I "didn't tell...

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

Pike fishing kicks off Mark’s Marine seminar series

FISHING – Jeff Smith of Fins and Feathers Tackle Shop in Coeur d'Alene will discuss fishing tactics for northern pike to kick off the 8th annual Mark's Marine spring fishing seminar series Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at 14355 N. Government Way in Hayden. The other five...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, 2013

Colorado pike fishing issue similar to Pend Oreille River

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,...

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

PikePalooza continues suppression effort on Pend Oreille River

FISHING – PikePalooza is offering more than $5,000 in cash and prizes for anglers who catch northern pike in various categories during the Friday-Sunday (May 17-19) event on the Pend Oreille River. The event on the Box Canyon stretch of the river is sponsored by...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

Northern pike on bite at Long Lake

FISHING -- Anglers have been hooking up with big bass at Long Lake this week, but the biggest fish Peter Roundy landed was a plump northern pike (above). On his Facebook page, Roundy said he caught the pike pictured "across from Willow Bay near the...

THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013

May pike derby part of pike control on Pend Oreille River

FISHING -- Northern pike gillnetting that started last spring on the Pend Oreille River will be continued this year in the effort to keep the pike population roughly 90 percent lower than it was at this point last year in Box Canyon Reservoir area. Starting...

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012

Unlimited fishing at Fish Lake through Oct. 21

FISHING -- In preparation for a fall rotenone treatment to get rid of scrap fish and northern pike, catch limits will be lifted starting Saturday at Fish Lake off the Cheney-Marshall Road. Ditto for Little Beaver Lake in Okanogan County. Read on for all the...

MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012

Anglers can cash in at Pend Oreille’s Pikepalooza

FISHING CONTESTS -- Sign-up is underway for the season’s second Pikepalooza fishing derby on the Pend Oreille River, Friday through next Sunday, sponsored by the Kalispel Tribe. Prizes up to $1,000 are being offered in a variety of categories to make the contest interesting to...

MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

Pikepalooza proves Pend Oreille River still holds whoppers

FISHING -- The gillnets didn't get all the northern pike in the Pend Oreille River. This spring, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department and Kalispel Tribe used gillnets to remove about 87 percent of the non-native northern pike in the Box Canyon section of the...

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

Big cash prizes await PO River anglers in PikePalooza

FISHING – Sign-up is underway for the Pike Palooza fishing derby on the Pend Oreille River, June 29-July 1, sponsored by the Kalispel Tribe. Prizes up to $1,000 are being offered in a variety of categories to make the contest interesting to anglers of all...

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

Pike reduced in Pend Oreille River, but still available

FISHING -- More than 5,200 northern pike have been gillnetted out of the Box Canyon portion of the Pend Oreille River downstream from Newport this spring. But anglers still are likely to catch them, says Jason Connor, the Kalispel Tribe's pike management project leader. Here's...

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

Pend Oreille River pike issue: updates, background, correction

FISHERIES -- I've received several phone calls and messages following today's update on the Pend Oreille pike fishery in my Outdoors column. I've enjoyed catchign northern pike as much as many of you, but several pike enthusiasts say I'm a spokesman for the tribes who...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

Tonight: biologists explain plan for Pend Oreille River pike

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kalispel Tribe will present their plan to reduce northern pike numbers in Box Canyon Reservoir on the Pend Oreille River at meetings, starting at 6 p.m.: Tonight: CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane...

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

Biologists explain plan to reduce pike in Pend Oreille River

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kalispel Tribe will present their plan to reduce northern pike numbers in Box Canyon Reservoir on the Pend Oreille River at meetings, starting at 6 p.m.: Feb. 15: CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place,...

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011

State asking anglers to help target Pend Oreille River pike

FISHING -- It's no secret that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is more than a little concerned about the burgeoning population of northern pike in the Pend Oreille River upstream from Box Canyon Dam. The main worry is the potential impact pike could...

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011

Idaho pike anglers to close season with October tournaments

FISHING -- Two tournaments in October will close the eight-contest 2011 schedule for The North Idaho Pike Association. The group will hold it’s 10th annual tourney at Hayden Lake on Oct 1-2 based out of Honeysuckle Boat Launch. Their season is set to close with...

TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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