Net result: Brian Johnson tips a giant redband trout from his net into a bucket in a deep hole in the north channel of the Spokane River on Wednesday. Johnson works for EES Consulting, a contractor on the Avista Utilities project to install a series of concrete weirs, shaped and camouflaged to blend into the rocky landscape, that will reroute the flow pattern of water through river channels in downtown Spokane. The result will be a more natural flow through a series of pools and away from several man-made alterations to the river channels. The crew from EES was removing the fish from pools being pumped dry before work begins nearby. See more photos at

Jesse Tinsley

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