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Spokane River angler catches officer’s attention

Angler Sean Zenishek prepares to release a 23-inch brown trout into the Spokane River on Dec. 9, 2016.  (Courtesy)
Angler Sean Zenishek prepares to release a 23-inch brown trout into the Spokane River on Dec. 9, 2016. (Courtesy)

FISHING -- Angler Sean Zenishek, left, caught the attention of a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement officer on the Spokane River today, but it wasn't about the fish.

Zenishek landed the 23-inch brown trout while spin-fishing from shore. About the time he was reeling in the fish for release, he was approached by the officer.  Here's how Zenishek describes what happened next.

"When the game warden walks up on you because you're parked illegally on the road, you have him take a pic of you holding your trophy with your buddy of course!"

Zenishek said the officer was stoked about the fish, too, and kindly snapped the photo before asking the anglers to move their rig.

"No ticket," said Zenishek, who caught the S-R's attention earlier this week by catching and releasing a 26-inch brown trout in the river.

"The timing could not have been better and the warden could not have been cooler!"



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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