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Pend Oreille River pike thinning continues

The official crackdown on invasive northern pike in the Pend Oreille River behind Box Canyon is in its last stages for this season. A late-April survey indicated gillnets deployed by …


Landers: Northern pike gillnetting remains divisive issue

Invasive species are a curse to people who value native fish and wildlife. But some people consider exotics a prize in their backyard.


Bounty on the rise for pike

Spoons, spinners, hooks, flies, baits and bobbers of all sizes hang like Christmas decorations in a window of the Kalispel Tribe’s fisheries office. “Every one of those lures has come …


Gillnets set to remove 5,700 northern pike from Pend Oreille River

The gillnets in the Pend Oreille River were catching as much attention as fish last week. Four workers in two boats were in their third week of 10- to 12-hour …


Landers: Officials work to reduce Pend Oreille River pike

Even though ice still lingers in a few sloughs, Pend Oreille River northern pike are feeling the heat. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Kalispell Tribe announced their …


Northern pike forecast: few and far between

The hammer is about to come down on northern pike that have invaded the Pend Oreille River. Non-native pike will never be eradicated from the river’s Box Canyon Reservoir, Washington …


Rare pike bites teen’s line in city

While little kids were reaching for the golden ring Saturday at the Looff Carrousel, a Spokane teenager hooked the fish of his dreams just outside the door. Joe Buster rides …


Biologists ponder options for PDO River pike boom

The northern pike explosion in the Pend Oreille River in the past seven years has spawned excitement for fishermen and a major headache for biologists. The Washington Department of Fish …


Pike prompt three surveys on PDO River

Three northern pike studies that involve gillnetting fish are scheduled this spring on the Pend Oreille River by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kalispel Tribe. The …


Good news, bad news for pike fishing

Pend Oreille River northern pike are Washington’s big boom fishey. But fish managers say they’re headed for a bust if something isn’t done. Fishing for pike into the 20-pound range …


Gulf oil disaster for wildlife

Oil that gushed for months from BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout was devastating to a wide range of fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Among the lawsuits that …


Pike boom in Pend Oreille River

Northern pike are populating the Pend Oreille River with the enthusiasm of immigrants lured to a paradise of free land, free love, no taxes and all the food they can …


Angler’s record pike didn’t require superior tackle

Northern pike are vermin to Montana’s formerly pristine trout waters. But even native-minded coldwater fish biologists warmed to news of a fledgling fly fisherman who landed a record pike on …


Montana pike could be world record

A fly fisherman caught a 29.74-pound northern pike on Thursday in Smith Lake near Kalispell.