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Northern pike to be erradicated from Lead King Lake

An anglers says this unconfirmed photo shows two dozen northern pike stranded on dry ground in the Kettle River Arm of Lake Roosevelt during a March 2015 reservoir drawdown. (Courtesy)
An anglers says this unconfirmed photo shows two dozen northern pike stranded on dry ground in the Kettle River Arm of Lake Roosevelt during a March 2015 reservoir drawdown. (Courtesy)

FISHING – Lead King Lake in Pend Oreille County is scheduled to be treated with rotenone on Oct. 7 to kill sunfish and illegally introduced northern pike.

Washington Fish and Wildlife officials will explain the plan in a public meeting Friday, Oct. 2, 6-8 p.m. at the Ione Community Center.

The lake will be restocked with sterile rainbow trout, said Chris Donley, regional fisheries manager, noting the agency has a policy of targeting non-native pike to curb potential impact on native fisheries.



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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